I would like to welcome Winnie from Winnie’s Inky Fingers! Winnie is going to teach us how to make a fabulous Christmas card.
Hi, my name is Winnie and I blog at www.winniesinkyfingers.com. When Kelly asked if I would be interested in writing a guest post on her blog, I was extremely touched and honored. I am a crafter and stamper and I write about things that I create and other things that I find interesting, such as cooking or gardening, for example.
I thought I would share with you a Christmas card I made. I normally just list supplies at the bottom of my cards but since I am not sure if you would like to try making one, I thought I would add a few directions for you.
- Make card from green cardstock. Mine measured 4 1/4”x 5 ½” (half sheet of cardstock, folded in half).
- Make panel for front of card with watercolor paper.
- Stamp image (mine was a stamp by Paper Artsy) with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder, heat with a heat gun and let card cool.
- Mist watercolor paper lightly with water.
- Apply Distress Stains of various colors (I used Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Walnut). The stains are by Tim Holtz and Ranger.
- Mist with Perfect Pearl Mist to give it a shine. I used Heirloom Gold. This is a Ranger Product.
- I dry my panels with a heat gun, but they can be left to dry on their own.
- Adhere panel to card using foam tape.
- Add gingham ribbon along the side.
- Add an embellishment on the lower left corner (I used a holly button applied with a glue dot).
This card looks very cool in person. The embossing gives the image a raised and shiny look. The Perfect Pearl mist gives the card a gold hue and plenty of shine.
I hope you liked the card and that the directions will make you want to give it a shot. Any stamps you have on hand can be used for the focal image. Just your supplies and imagination are needed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: Winnie@winniesinkyfingers.com
It was a lot of fun being here, and I thank Kelly for the opportunity to share my work with her viewers.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!