There is nothing like trying to channel the Christmas spirit in July heat! Since new Christmas lines début at CHA Summer that always means working on Christmas projects for the show. When I made this card I wanted to make a card that some one could easily produce multiples of while still having a unique touch. I think/hope that this card does that!
To begin, I cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to create a side fold card. I used an ink blending tool to brush the edges of the white card with Black Soot Distress Ink. I cut a piece of smooth black cardstock slightly smaller than the card front. I brushed the edges of the black cardstock with Distress Embossing Ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder into the ink. I tapped off the extra. I left the random small stray flecks to simulate snow flurries. I used a heat tool to melt the powder.
I inked the Victorian man image from the new Deco Christmas set using Distress Embossing Ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder onto the ink. I tapped off the excess and melted the powder with a heat tool.
To add a sentiment, I stamped the long narrow phrase onto white Crinkle Ribbon. Before stamping, I inked the stamp with both Festive Berries and Black Soot Distress Inks so that the stamped image would have a two-tone effect.
I cut a vellum banner to go on the card front behind the ribbon. I used an ink blending tool to brush the edges of the vellum with Black Soot Distress Ink. I stamped red Poinsettia using Festive Berries Distress Ink on the vellum. While the ink was still wet I sprinkled clear embossing powder onto the ink. I tapped off the excess and used a heat tool to melt the powder.
I love the way that some of the design of the man shows through the banner. I love vellum and embossing powders and thought it turned out really nicely combining the two. For a pretty quick and simple card, I think it still has lots of interest while only using a handful of supplies.