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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rustic Christmas ~ Featuring Altenew

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing one last Christmas card featuring products from Altenew.

This card was so fun to create!

To create this card I started by stamping Altenew's Wood Pallet Background stamp onto some cardstock with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped this several times to get a good impression. A stamping platform is great for this as it keeps everything lined up for repeated stamping. After stamping with the Distress Oxide ink I stamped it twice with clear embossing ink and melted it with my heat gun.

I let my panel cool for a bit then I began inking it with more Distress Oxide Inks in Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Aged Mahogany. I wiped my panel down with a paper towel to remove any excess ink. For a more distressed look I spatter my panel with some white and black acrylic paint. I set this aside to dry and began working on my focal images.

I chose a sentiment from Altenew's Festive Silhouettes and stamped it with Barn Door Distress Oxided Ink. I cut it out with a circle die and colored the edge with a Copic marker. 

The leaves were stamped from Altenew's Vintage Roses Stamps. I did all of layering with Altenew Ink in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Everything was arranged on my card panel and once I was happy with the arrangement I glued it all down. 

Final touches included black sequins and some Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

I got my inspiration from Altenew's November Inspiration Board and will be adding this card to the Altenew's Class of 2018 Inspiration Challenge.

Also added this to Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Card Challenge.