Monday, 14 November 2011
A Christmas Carol
I have used the Cottage Garden stamp set again today to create this card. The stamp I used this time is the little block flower. I inked it in Cherry Cobbler ink and then 'Rock and Rolled' the edges of it on the Early Espresso ink pad before stamping it on to Very Vanilla card stock and cutting it out.
I coated each flower in Crystal Effects before sprinkling on a little of the Champagne Glass Glitter (page 11 £3.25). The flowers were then left to dry before I shaped the petals - just by rolling them over my pricking tool spike.
The centre image is from one of our new Christmas stamp sets - A Christmas Carol (page 22 £18.95 Wood Mount / £14.95 Clear Mount). I have stamped it in Versamark ink (page 113 £5.95) and then Heat Embossed it with our new Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (page 111 £3.75). I over-stamped this with the Water Droplet stamp from the French Foliage stamp set (page 59) - just to give it a little more of an 'aged' look :o)
The papers are again from the Holly Berry Bouquet Speciality set (page 96 £11.50). You get 12 12"x12" double sided sheets in the pack and four of them are glittered on one side. The card uses both the Dotty and Striped glitter designs.
I sponged all the edges of the card stock and papers with Soft Suede ink.