Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shabby Chic Christmas

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today, and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas.  Here's my shabby chic Christmas card.

I started with a layer of red paper from the gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas 6" x 6" paper pad by Graphic 45 and I cut it to the same size as a folded vanilla card base.  I adhered it so that it covered the entire card base.

I cut a layer of vanilla cardstock and I inked the edges with the gorgeous Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. You can see the Tarnished Brass color between the patterned red paper and the solid red paper. While I had the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain out, I colored a length of Chalk White Seam Binding with it. I simply dabbed the stain all over the ribbon, spritzed it with water, crumpled it up in my hands, and let it dry.

While the ribbon was drying, I cut the small strip of red patterned paper from the 12 Days of Christmas 6" x 6" paper pad by Graphic 45, and adhered it to the paper with the Tarnished Brass on the edges.

I then cut a piece of vanilla cardstock, ran it through the Spellbinders M-bossabilities Holiday Magic folder. I sponged the raised areas with some Antique Linen distress ink, and adhered it below the red patterned paper.

I then pulled out the Christmas Inner Thoughts  stamp set, (JustRite), stamped the sentiment with black ink, onto the solid red paper from the 12 Days of Christmas 6" x 6" paper pad by Graphic 45. I cut one of the ornament dies from the 2011 Heirloom Ornaments. I applied some Joy! foam pads to the back of the ornament and adhered it near the top of my embossed paper.

When the ribbon was completely dry, I wrapped it around the card layers and fashioned a bow.  I affixed the bow to the top of the ornament and fluffed up the ribbon. I glued down these card layers to my card base.  

Using the Distress Stain on the seam binding is a wonderful way to make custom colored ribbons for your projects. Check out all the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stains in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.

Love your card,Holly!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...


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1 comment:

Debbie said...

Holly, your card is so neat! I like it so much, I'm going to "case" it for sure. I love simple and fast with a touch of class. Thanks for sharing!