Hi there! It’s Cha here! I’m at A Blog Named Hero to create a card for the July challenge – Christmas in July! I had never joined this theme of cards and I must say that I love it! There are a few days left to join this challenge (until 10th August) in which you could win some Hero Arts gift certificates! We are waiting for your cards!
For today’s card, I used Beach and Christmas stamp sets together – Color Layering Waves, Color Layering Sea and Sky, and Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets. I used the Mini MISTI stamping tool for all the stamping for more precise stamping.
First, I used the Color Layering Waves stamp set. I used a piece of white cardstock on which I stamped the first layer from the set with Soft Sky Ink, the second layer with Summer Sky Ink and, the last layer with Deep Ocean Ink. I also stamped the first layer onto a piece of masking paper and masked that portion of the sea in order to color the top of the card (the sky) and the bottom of the card (the sand).
For coloring the top part of the card, I die cut the Safari Sunset Fancy die on a piece of masking paper and added to the top part of the card. I started blending some Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink with an oval brush, then I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink and, I finished blending Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. Then, I removed the masking paper and blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink slightly. I stamped some clouds from the Color Layering Sea and Sky Stamp set with some White Unicorn Pigment Ink. Besides, I stamped some flying birds and the sailboat in the horizon with Soft Brown Ink.
For coloring the bottom part of the card, I used some alcohol markers (Promarkers and Brushmarkers – Praliné, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa). Also, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set with Sand Embossing Powder at the bottom of the card. Previously, I used an anti-static powder tool to avoid the powder to adhere in other parts that I didn’t want to. What’s more, I stamped the starfish and the seashell from the Color Layering Sea and Sky Stamp Set with some orange and pink inks that I already had in my stash.
I stamped the image, the Christmas tree from the Layering Christmas Tree Stamp Set on another piece of white cardstock. I stamped the first layer with Green Apple Ink, the second and the third layer with Green Hills Ink, and the last layer with Forever Green Ink. I decided to stamp a star at the top of the tree with some Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Glitter Embossing Powder. I cut around the tree with scissors although there are some frame cuts for this Christmas tree.
In order to mount this card, I added the Christmas tree in the center of the card, using some foam tape. At the bottom of the Christmas tree, I added the starfish and the seashell with some foam tape, too. Using an embossing pen, I colored the bottom of the Christmas Tree and the bottom of the seashell and the starfish and, heat embossed with Sand Embossing Powder. I added the whole panel on a top-folded white notecard.
For embellishing the card, I sprinkled some gold glitter to the Christmas tree, using the Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Later, I die cut some circle-shaped adornments that I previously color with red reactive ink (Fruit Punch Reactive Ink). I glued the ornaments to the Christmas tree and added some Clear Lacquer Pen on top of each ornament. Finally, I added some shimmer to some elements of the card with a gold shimmer pen.
I hope you really enjoy creating Christmas in July Cards and join us in this July challenge!
Thank you so much!