Festive Collage Card

I was very excited when this stamp was released and I could not wait to play with stamp set. Unfortunately, when it came in I didn’t have a lot of time to play but I did manage to out this card together quite quickly. I will be playing more with this one for sure over the next little while because I just love it.

To make this one I started by cutting a panel 4.25″ x 5.5″. I then stamped it with a background script stamp that I had using antique linen distress oxide ink. I then used my heat gun to dry the ink. This isn’t necessary but oxide does take a few minutes to dry and I am impatient 🙂

Once I was sure it was dry I stamped the holly branch image from Festive Collage using archival ink. I chose this so that I could add some distress ink to the image with a water brush without worrying that my ink would bleed.

Next I used Rustic Wilderness and Lumberjack Plaid distress inks to add colour to the image using a dry water brush. What I did was add a bit of ink from my ink pad to my neatness mat and sprayed a small amount of water beside the ink as I did not want to dilute the colour very much by adding water directly to the ink. I then dipped my dry water brush into a small amount of water and then into the ink and painted the leaves green and the berries red using this technique.

I used a blender brush and some frayed burlap oxide ink and inked the edges of the panel.

I die cut a sentiment out of red cardstock using the Vintage Snowmen Sentiment dies which we will have back in the store shortly but you can use any die and I have included links to some that are available in the online store below. I adhered the sentiment using Honey Bee  liquid glue.

I matted the panel onto a piece of the same red cardstock colour that I used for the sentiment after I distressed the edges and adhered the whole thing to a kraft coloured A2 card for a quick and easy card.



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