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Guilded Images On Christmas Cards
I’m still working on my batches of Christmas cards made using items from the Hunkydory Collection I bought, but I fancied haveing a bit of a change of style the middle of the week and decided on some stamping and then guilding the stamped image.
I’m calling this post the “6th Batch” but in reality it is only 2 cards. Having had a lingering virus for quite some time, I now have a secondary infection in my ear makeing me dizzy and nauseous, so did nothing for a couple of days (even had to have nephew go out and feed my fish and get clothes cleaner had put in the machine out). The antibiotics are working thankfully, so I did spend an hour or so just sitting by the kitchen table to stamp half a dozen images and guild them, but only managed to put two together into cards later on after a rest.
I needed to make a Christmas Card for a challenge on the Artisan Design Fan Group over on Facebook – the group is called Create with Artisan Design if you are interested in joining. So wanted to challenge myself to make a simple Christmas card without having any Artisan Design Christmas stamps.
Then, the second card. I had seen an angel stamp I loved on somebody’s card a month or more ago. They said the stamp was by Chocolate Baroque, so off I went to the site to have a look whether they still sold it. They did – but while I was there I saw that they did some other lovely Christmas stamps as well. Couldn’t afford every one I liked – but in the end decided on a set of 5. Wps!
What I Did
For the Christmas card with no Christmas stamps I started with a fern stamp and a couple of leaf stamps from Artisan Design UK. All were stamped using flitter glue and guilded. I stamped the fern three times, moving the paper about a mm en each direction. This gave the stamped image a fuller look and made it look more like a tree. I stamped the leaves out five times each.
The “tree” was cut out as a rectangle and a line scored 0.5cm in from each side as an embossed line. This was matted onto a piece of red cardstock and trimmed to leave a small border.
I stuck a large, clear, faux gem to the top of the “tree” and a lot of medium sized faux gems of different colours all over it.
I scored and folded in half a sheet of hammered cardstock and stuck the matted image on with foam tape.
I took a small piece of torn cardstock, about the size of a 5p piece, and put a blob of glue gel in the centre. I then trimmed the stamens to be shorter and pushed them into the centre of the glue before giving the leaves some shape and pusing them in in two rows, the largest outside and the smallest in between the largest and the stamens. I left the glue set on this before I glued it to the card front. The card was finished off with a printed insert and a peel-off on the front.
For this card I chose the Rejoice angel from Chocolate Baroque. Again I stamped in flitter glue and guilded. I cut around the angel to make a rectangular topper then decided to make it a little different and cut of the top portion right up to the edge of the stamped image. I put a “shaddow” around the outside edge of the angel using two shades of Prism Craft Markers.
I matted this topper onto a piece of Artisan Design paper. This matted topper was put onto a layer of white lightweight cardstock before once again being trimmed and matted onto the second half of the same piece of Artisan Design paper, but this time with the paper in the opposite direction to the way I’d put it directly under the angel.
I scored and folded in half a sheet of hammered cardstock and stuck the matted topper directly to the card front.
I then stuck a lot of tiny AB faux gems on the paper mat behind the angel’s head and wings.
This card was finished off with a peel-off greeting on the front and a printed insert on the inside.
What I Used
- 1 x A4 sheets Colour Me! Professional Stamping Card
- 1 x A4 sheet Red Cardstock
- 2 x A4 sheets White Hammered 300gsm cardstock
- 1 x A4 sheet 240gsm White Cardstock.
- Artisan Design Stamp – Stacy’s Garden Collection 1 – Fern
- Artisan Design Leaves Stamps – Freeline Fantasy Florals – Nettlebloom A6 Build A Flora
- Artisan Design Paper – Antarctica – Designer Paper Pack
- Chocolate Baroque – Rejoice Christmas Stamp – from Christmas Five Cling Mounted Individual Rubber stamps Multi-buy
- Stamping Platform – We R Memory Keepers
- Indigo Blue Guilding Flake Items – FlitterGlu, Copper Kettle Mega Flakes, Scoochy Foam and Phat Foam
- Prism Craft Markers – ???
- Fingerlift Tape
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Sticky Back Gem Assortment
- Gold Flexi Peel Offs
- Cutterpillar Pro Paper Trimmer
- Hoogie Board
Photos Of The Two Cards
This is the one made with the fern and leaves stamps.
I’ve taken photos from several different angles to try and get the shine on the poinsettia, tree, and lights to show.
And this is the second card made using the angel stamp.
Again I’ve taken several photos to try and get the shine to show.
I’m impressed that even the very fine lines of the facial features have been picked up when stamped in glue and guilded.
I have stamped out a few more of the Chocolate Baroque images and guilded them the same time as I did the images for these two cards, so hopefully I will have them made up into simple cards to show you before long.
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