Hello and welcome to my Wednesday post. This week I am combining my sample for Frilly and Funkie with the monthly Artistic Outpost blog hop. This month our Artistic Outpost hop theme is Christmas and I have chosen to use the wonderful Snowy Woods set. And great news about a sale at Artistic Outpost - you can get Snowy Woods and other Christmas stamps at 15% off.
Here's our Artistic Outpost blog hop line up. Short and sweet - hope you will stop by these wonderful artists' blogs and leave them some love!
The theme over at Frilly and Funkie is Chipboard and Metal. Plus I was looking at the Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's StudioL3 and the challenge is embossing folder techniques (page 64 of CC2C) so I used the Woodgrain Texture Fade on the fence, coloring it with distress ink, per Mr. Holtz's instruction on page 64 of the Compendium of Curiosities 2 book.
I started the project by stamping the door in Jet Black Archival ink and then coloring it with chalks, which I think work so well on these photograph type stamps. The burlap was glued to a thin sheet of card stock and then cut with a Spellbinders die, then a second smaller tag was cut from vanilla CS to layer over it. The snowflakes from the set were stamped in Faded Jeans DI and the tag was grunged up with Vintage Photo distress reinker and water. The Dec. 24th calendar page was stamped in embossing ink and gold embossed, then sponged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The snowflakes were cut from burlap and felt with the Mini Snowflakes Movers and Shapers die. (Before die cutting the burlap, I gave it a coat of Multi Medium Matt on the back to hold it together). Of course the fence was cut from chipboard with the One the Fence die. My filigree metal snowflake was embossed with my favorite embossing powder - Enamelware.
For my background panel, I did the marbled stains technique using Faded Jeans and Tarnished Brass distress stains. Then evergreen branches were stamped with embossing ink and gold embossed. It was edged with gold embossing too. It doesn't show much, but I really love the way the background turned out.
The following products used to make this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique - storewide 10% off moving sale through November 23rd.