September 7, 2012

Christmas into Everyday (A Mini Card Tutorial)

Hello and happy Friday!

Today I have a mini card tutorial that shows how to take Penny Black's holiday images (Christmas View and Crystal Drops) and transform them into an everyday greeting. 


                  Christmas View

Crystal Drops


Die cut a circle from white cardstock and blend with Dandelion, Pear Tart and Teal Zeal Memento inks.  Stamp the swirl portion from Crystal Drops along the left side in Teal Zeal.  Add two more impressions in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  Add highlights with a white Prismacolor pencil.  Stamp the sentiment (Lace Delight) in Onyx Black VersaFine.

Tip/Hint:  Empty tape rings are great substitutes for dimensional foam tape.

Stamp Christmas View on white cardstock two times with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the images (direct-to-paper) with Memento Dual Tip Markers.  Trim portions for layering.

Position and attach the flower layers to the inside of the circular ring.

Tip/Hint:  At this point, if desired, this piece could be made into a shaker box by adding small beads and a circular piece of acetate before the next step.

Ink Christmas View first with VersaMark Watermark ink and then with Teal Zeal Memento ink.  Stamp the image on white cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder.  Add shading to the individual ring components with a Brushstix and Teal Zeal Memento ink.  Next, a sparkle gel pen was used to add a little shimmer.  

Trim the outside of the design with scissors and die cut a circle from the center.

Attach the decorative piece to the top of the ring.  Accent the flowers with copper glitter and add colored pearls.

Tip/Hint:  White pearls are easily altered by coloring them with a Sharpie.

Be sure to take a peek "here".... the Penny Black blog is featuring more mini card inspiration and a challenge!

Have a fabulous weekend,

3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Teal Zeal Memento, Dandelion Memento, Pear Tart Memento, Memento Dual Tip Markers, Delicata Golden Glitz, Jumbo Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Mark Richards: Pearl Sticker Accents
Martha Stewart: Copper Glitter
Sakura: Sparkle Gel Pen
Sharpie: Teal Marker
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large (S4-114)
Other: Empty Tape Ring, Glue Pen