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.
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