Saturday, July 12, 2014

Vintage Christmas - New Release!

I have two designs for you today featuring sentiments from the upcoming new Vintage Collection Christmas release.  All the the sentiments I used are from Sentimentals Vintage Christmas - Friends & Family.

Included in the release are:
8 x 6x6 embossing folders
3 x 8x8 embossing folders
4 x Sentimentals (Similar to Vintage Florals)
6x6 paper pad 

For the backgrounds, I used two of my favorite Christmas emboss folders, 8" X 8" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Seasonal Music and 8" X 8" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Christmas Baubles. I ran them through my ebosser on Shimmering Cardstock - black pearl and white pearl.

For design one, I used a lovely design paper from the Christmas release CD-ROM.  A really cool feature with the CD-ROM is you can print the designs any size you want. I printed it at 50% of size onto a  8.5 x 11" sheet of Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and then trimmed it to size. 

 Another great feature of having the CD-ROM is you never run out a design paper you love. :)  

On the inside, I add a little color to the sentiment with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 026.

On the second design, I used the large bird image from Sheena's A Little Bit Festive - Christmas Visitors.  I stamped him with Memento LUXE Ink Pads tuxedo black onto  Shimmering Cardstock pearl white, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.  To color him, I stamped Distress Ink Pads - fired brick, tumbled glass, vintage photo, walnut stain - onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up color using a water-brush. I softened the edges by wiping all the color off the brush and then using small circles. NOTE: I used minimum water as I was not using water color paper.  I also noticed that the ink was not as vivid after it dried.

 I used Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 001, 024, 064, 104 to add detail and depth to the little bird.  I used 001 to blend and soften edges.  The ground is 087, 111. 
The finished card is 5 1/4" square.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and InspiratonTeam members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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