Mementoes In Time


A 'distressed' Christmas

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM


I don't know about you but I love to make all kinds of cards at Christmas, ranging from cute, to contemporary and traditional. If you like the traditional or even vintage look, how about these two cards, both made with the help of some distressed inks. The first, uses a Christmas Carol stamp and the second is a Christmas Wording Stamp from Kasazz.


Both have been stamped and heat embossed in gold, mounted onto co-ordinating textured cardstock and then brushed with distressed inks. I've cut around them with some deckled scissors before going to town with the inks. The red one, uses the new Tim Holtz Limited Edition Festive Berries and the green one, uses a mixture of Forest Moss, Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive, with a little Tea Dye thrown in on both.


These inks really give any stamped project such depth, I am such a fan of them. My hubby says that he is going to bury my collection along with me, when I die. I'm not sure how to think about that!


Finally, I've wrapped some gold cord around both cards and stuck some little stars and a greeting on the carol card, to complete them. If you can't bothered to make them, both are available as sets of two in the webstore!

Categories: Card Projects, Project Tips and Notes, 2010 to 2011

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Reply Imy
8:45 AM on November 30, 2011 
Thanks Marion! Hope the Christmas card making is going well. I just worked out how close to the Christmas posting date we are and I have been so busy making things for others and nothing for myself!
Reply Marion
8:38 AM on November 30, 2011 
These are great cards. I've always liked the music prints and word stamps. They give such a great effect, especially with the embossing distressed inks giving that aged look! Well done - AGAIN!!