Friday, November 18, 2016

Striped Christmas Cards

Happy Friday! :o)

I hope you're all doing great. :o)

Today I want to share with you two CAS (clean and simple), Striped Christmas Cards.


To make these cards, I was inspired with fantastic Jennifer's McGuire Masked Stripes Technique. What an awesome technique and result!!! I tried it for the first time this summer and was very satisfied with the result and how my card turned out. If you like, you can see the card here. :o)

For each card I used only one Distress Ink. Using mini ink blending tool, I blended colors on white panels. For masking I used Micropore surgical tape.

After I finished blending panels, I heat embossed in white sentiment 'Merry Christmas' on both. Sentiment is from Apple Blossom 'Happy Santa' stamp set.

Then I trimmed edges on both panels, glued 2 mm thick foam squares on back of panels and glued them on top folded white card bases. Lastly, I glued another white panel inside each card to make back of cards thicker and more stable, because fronts are quite heavy and cards couldn't stand.





Both cards measure: 102 mm x 102 mm (4" x 4")

List of supplies:
  • Apple Blossom 'Happy Santa' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks 
    • Blueprint Sketch (1st card)
    • Mermaid Lagoon (2nd card)
  • strong double sided adhesive tape
  • foam sheet, 2 mm thick
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • powder bag
  • scissors
  • Micropore surgical tape



I am entering my cards to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Cards und More Shop Blog, Challenge no. 6 - Anything Goes with Winter / Christmas
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Virginia's View Challenge, Challenge #25, Stripes and Plaid


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

20 comments:

  1. Lovely cards, delightful colours and technique!

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  2. I like the simplicity of the card, Milka. This makes them special.

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  3. Amazing stripes! The blues are so pretty!

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  4. Hi fabulous work, thank you for joining in with us at Cards And More x

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  5. Clean and Simple, great Idea for a Christmas Card!
    Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Cards und More. We would love to see you again ... Katrin DTx

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  6. Wow, wonderful colors - so clean! Love it!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cards And More - DT Janine

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  7. I love your C&S cards. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Cards und More Challenge. We would love to see you again, hugs Agnieszka DT

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  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at Cards Und More Shopblog

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