Yes I thought I would join in with the Christmas in July madness … but also enter the Paperartsy aqua challenge again… and make another YouTube!
So the plan is to make ATCs which will end up as card toppers for Christmas cards.
I started with a piece of card 6×11.75 inches and added the distress oxides (cracked pistachio and broken china) with a blending tool. Then added some water drops and lifted some colour. Next I added some stencilled elements. Then took another stencil and removed colour using water again.
Next more pattern using stamping using the Darcy Christmas stamps.
Then I cut up the panel into ATC panels. Then I added clear texture paste through a stencil and left them to dry.
Next step was to add some netting or some muslin and machine sewing to adhere them.
Finally embellishment and feature stamp time! First pictured are the stocking ones. I used a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine set and in one case I darkened it with some peacock feathers and the other I left white. The stamping was using Lost Lagoon SU ink.
The next are Woodware stamps… I love these modern deer. I used a mixture of watercolour and normal pencils to add colour.
And finally (I couldn’t not do a tree based one!) Festival of Trees and embossing to create the last two.
Super happy with these and in total (without drying time) they took about an hour. So that’s 6 card individual arty card toppers made in an hour towards the Christmas batch. Not bad!