Christmas Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron!
Over the next two weeks, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be pairing up with Creative Imaginations and Xyron for a Christmas blog hop! For the next 12 days, we'll post a Christmas craft on our blogs. Today, we have Jill's fabulous christmas card and two other projects at Xyron and Creative Imaginations.
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Hi, it’s Jill here sharing a card created with Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. To create the ornament, I began by die cutting a piece of book text and covering the die cut image with gesso. Next, I stamped the ornament with a Penny Black background stamp using VersaMark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and applied heat to set. I painted onto the book paper with the gorgeous jewel tones of Twinkling H2O’s Holiday Sparkle set. Once dry, I removed some ink from the embossed image with a baby wipe. I applied a layer of Coconut Gelato™ all over the ornament and blended with my finger. I just love how the Gelato™ combined with the Twinkling H2O colors created such a creamy look with just a hint of book text showing through.
The die cut leaves and background papers are from the Creative Imaginations Rejoice collection. I highlighted the texture of the pierced background paper by coloring onto a piece of scratch paper with a PITT® Pastel Pencil (#1122-176), rubbing my finger into colored area to pick up the color, and then rubbing my finger over the pierced holes. I followed this same procedure to deepen the color of the card base as well.
The beautiful purples, blues, and muted background papers inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and create a Christmas card in a soft, nontraditional color palette. What are your favorite colors for handmade Christmas cards?
Faber-Castell: Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Black 199, Manganese Violet 160), Gelatos™ (Coconut), Gesso, PITT® Pastel Pencil (1122-176)
Creative Imagination: Rejoice Paper Pad, Twinkling H2O’s Holiday Sparkle Collection,
Penny Black Stamps: 40-169 Diamond Pattern, 30-134 Winter Magic
Other: Twine, VersaMark Ink, White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Spellbinders Dies (2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Foliage), Gems
Jill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos.