Hello and thank you so much for visiting! It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. I'm hosting this week and picked the theme of: Gold and/or Silver.
You can add a lot or a little gold or silver, the choice is yours, you can also use both, gold and silver!
Our prize this week is a wonderful A4 sized stamp set from Rare Earth. Hope you will join us for your chance to win!
I made two cards for this challenge using a super old stamp set and a very new stamp set.
First up is my card using an ancient Stampin Up set - Old Fashioned Christmas - to make by card. This stamp set is long retired, but there are several sets available on eBay. This listing is for a brand new never used set.
I started out by heat embossing the tree using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and ultra fine clear embossing powder. The Santa Claus image has been heat embossed on a separate bristol vellum paper (not to be confused with the thin milky white vellum). Everything was colored with Distress inks. Santa has been fussy cut.
With a piece of washi tape in place I stencilled the "floor" using a striped stencil. I didn't mask the gifts under the tree, I just was really carefull not to get any ink onto them. Next placed the washi tape over the "floor" and inked a design using Penny Black's Oscillations stencil onto the "wall". Again, I was just being careful around the tree and didn't mask it. Santa Claus has been adhered to the the card with pop up tape. The sentiment is also part of this set. I wiped my Versamark ink pad across the edges and sprinkled gold embossing powder over them, then heat embossed.
Stampin Up Old Fashioned Christmas // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder // Distress Inks for Coloring // Classy Stripes Stencil // Penny Black Oscillations Stencil // Versamark Ink // Gold Embossing Powder // Bristol Vellum Paper // Foam Tape
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My second card was done with a brand new stamp set from the Hero Arts October release. I am no longer subcribed to their kits, this month's kit has been tempting but instead I decided to get this gorgeous set and also the matching die set. I fell in love with these cats (no surprise there!) and think it will work well for occasions other than Christmas if other sentiments were used and by leaving out the Christmas tree.
You can purchase this cute stamp set directly from Hero Arts along with the matching die set, and it's also available at Scrapbook. com.
Everything was stamped on Bristol Vellum Paper, colored with Distress Inks and then I used my Big Shot machine and the matching dies to cut out each stamped image. The tree was heat embossed using Versamark Ink and Silver Embossing Powder. After cutting it out I inked it with Evergreen Bough Distres Oxide Ink. All other stamping was done with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.
The floor was done using Penny Black's Floor Die and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Some of the images were adhered with dimensional foam tape and I added a clear button with gold cord to finish off this card.
Hero Arts Meowy Christmas and Matching Frame Dies // Penny Black Floor Die Set // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Versamark Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Silver Embossing Powder // Distress Inks and Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo // Sakura Glitter Pen Clear // Big Shot Die Manual Die Cutting Machine // Bristol Vellum Paper
And that is all for today. Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great weekend!
Also sharing my card with these challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Sensational Santa (1st card) // Little Red Wagon - Teddy Bears or Work Related (1st card - lots of teddy bears part of my image, plus Santa at work :-) // Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas // The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Christmas // Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday // Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas // Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Christmas // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright (2nd card) // Fab n Funky - Feature a Creature (2nd card) // Moo-Mania & More - Die Cuts (2nd Card) // Crafty Animals - Animals (2nd card) // Happy Little Stampers - Christmas // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Lost Coast Designs - Pets (2nd card) // Tinker- Dream - Favorite Animal (Cats!) // Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute (2nd card)
Brown Sugar // Crafting With An Attitude // Creative Fingers // Jo's Scrap Shack //QKR Stampede // Lemon Shortbread // Crafting By Designs // Crafty Creations // Happy Craft Challenge // LeAnn’s World 101// The Creative Crafters