Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here and I'm back on the blog today to share with you some more inspiration using our current monthly challenge which is all about "Christmas & New Years". To start, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Today I've got for you a Christmas card that will be sure to inspire you to recreate it at home. Read below and learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create my Christmas card.
To start, pull out the Flourish Die Cut. Apply a coat of Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber - Clear onto the entire piece. Once the ink has been applied, sprinkle Charred Gold embossing powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Set the piece aside to allow the powder to cool.
Next, take out four Mini Wood Snowflakes. Cover each snowflake in a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. Once the stain has dried, cover the snowflakes using Ranger Ink - Emboss it dabber in clear and sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder overtop of each snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Set the snowflakes aside to cool.
Pull out two Lg. Wood Snowflakes from the package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to each snowflake. Once the snowflakes have dried, lightly apply some of Deco Art's Metallic Lustre in Iced Espresso over top of each snowflake.
Take one sleigh out of the Sm Wood Sleighs package. Apply two coats of Vintage Photo Distress Stain to the sleigh. Once the sleigh has dried, lightly apply some of Deco Art's Metallic Lustre in Iced Espresso over top of the sleigh.
The last piece of chipboard you'll need is one Wood Small Marked Reindeer. Apply two coats of Vintage Photo Distress Stain to the reindeer. Once the reindeer has dried, lightly apply some of Deco Art's Metallic Lustre in Iced Espresso over top of the reindeer.
Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "Wishing You an Abundance of Christmas Miracles" stamp (designed by Karen and will be available in the store soon) and stamp onto a piece of white 100lb cardstock. Once stamped, blend Antique Linen Distress Ink over the entire image. After the ink has been applied, using scissors, cut the oval out. Edge distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Before assembling the card, you'll need to cut a patterned paper piece that measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Cut a second piece of patterned paper that measures 4" x 5 1/4". Edge distress all the edges of the patterned papers. Ink the edges of the patterned papers using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Adhere the 4" x 5 1/4" patterned paper to the 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" patterned paper.
Adhere one of the large snowflakes in the top left hand corner and adhere the second large snowflake in the bottom right hand corner.
Adhere the "Wishing you an Abundance of Christmas Miracles" sentiment to the embossed flourish die cut.
Place two foam squares in the middle back of the flourish die. Apply adhesive to the top left and bottom right corners of the flourish die cut. Adhere the flourish die cut in the middle of the card, having the top left and bottom right corners sitting slightly on the large snowflakes.
Wrap a piece of cream ribbon around the bottom of the card and tie a bow on the right hand side of the card.
Adhere the reindeer on the bottom left hand side of the sentiment. Adhere the sleigh on an angle in the bottom right hand corner of the sentiment, having it sitting right beside the bow.
Adhere two of the mini wood snowflakes in the top left hand corner, slightly sitting on the sentiment. Adhere the other two mini wood snowflakes in the bottom right hand corner as desired on the sleigh.
To finish the top left hand corner, adhere two dark red roses and one brown rose slightly overtop of the mini wood snowflakes.
To finish the bottom right hand corner, adhere four dark red roses and three brown roses as desired.
Cut a card base from Licorice Double Dot paper that measures 5 1/2" x 11, score at 4 1/4". Adhere the card front to the cardbase.
Here is the Wishing You an Abundance of Christmas Miracles card finished with all the elements put together.
Here are some closeups of the top left and bottom right hand corners of the card.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- Wishing You an Abundance of Christmas Miracles stamp (coming soon)
- 10mm Brown and Dark Red roses
Other Supplies Used:
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Embossing Powder, Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder and 100lb White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen andWalnut Stain & Distress Stain - Vintage Photo and Brushed Pewter
- Ranger Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black and Emboss It Ink - Clear (dabber)
- Deco Art: Metallic Lustre - Iced Espresso
- Bo Bunny: Tis The Season - Ornaments and Traditions & Double Dot - Licorice
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Cream
- Misc: Heat Tool
Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog. Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!
Until Next Time!