Thursday, December 4, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes - A distressed Christmas card

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Hello folks,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card for Virginia's View Challenge #10  - All Things Distressed.


I love distressing technique but I rarely use the technique except if you consider  using distress markers on my cards lol! It is not my style but I have given the technique a go :)

Here is my card for the challenge.

Warm Winter Wishes1

I have used kraft cardstock as my base and for the panel. The stamp set I have used on my card is called Gleeful from Penny Black.

gleeful picture

I stamped the row of houses, the girl with the dog on the sledge and the kids with dog on the sledge image on the kraft panel and white heat embossed the images. I love colouring on kraft cardstock. So I went ahead and coloured the images using distress markers. I also added some distress markers to ground the images. I stamped and heat embossed the image at three levels to give some depth.

Warm Winter Wishes flat 1

I then trimmed the panel, sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink, distressed the edges of the panel using scissors. Then used white gel pen to draw faux stitching detail. On the card base, I sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink and then drew border lines using white gel pen. I then curled the edges on the panel and adhered on the card front using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Whooo's Wishes stamp set also from Penny Black which I have white heat embossed on the kraft cardstock, trimmed and cut the fish tail banner, sponged the edges with frayed Burlap distress ink before adhering to the card using foam adhesives. I added Wink of Stella on a few images.

I am so happy with how this card turned out. The colours just pop out with the white embossing. This is one of my favourite Christmas cards this season :)

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14 comments:

Mandy LaCroix said...

Wow! Just WOW!

Dawn Turley said...

Just delightful Gayatri. Such a beautiful card.

Michelle said...

This card is so rich and delicious! Wow! Gorgeous work, Gayatri!

Jenny said...

This is just gorgeous Gayatri, I love the rich tones on the Kraft card and what a fab scene you've made :)
Jenny x

Julie said...

You've really created a nostalgic vibe to your card. Very sweet! Great colours.

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Gayatri! Great job!

icardeveryone01 said...

An old fashioned... or should I say 'vintage' Christmas card! Beautiful...
=] Michele

nancy littrell said...

Your images really pop with all the while embossing and then coloring. I agree...a very special Christmas card. TFS

Cindy C. said...

It's really cute! And I love the vintage feel of it!!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

What a gorgeous card!

Virginia Lu said...

THUD!! I had to pick up my jaw...This is stunning, Gayatri! Love everything about the coloring on kraft! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas/Holidays” Challenge! And Virginia's View challenge, too :)

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the kraft with the white embossing and then the coloring on top of it. Fabulous design and a great take on the challenge!!

Pat said...

This is so neat. I love how the images just pop on the cardstock. Great job!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Gayatri, you created such a cute scene :-) Love it!