Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas card with a Skipping Stones Design

Hi everyone!

I was able to sneak into my room for a quick card tonight...I saw this great sketch by the Skipping Stones team and I just had to try it. I think I'll be using it quite a bit! I can picture using it w/all kinds of fun papers! :) Here's the sketch.

I wanted to try a technique that I'd seen videos on and that I've read about but had never actually tried it. It's a faux letterpress technique. There's a few youtube videos on how to do it.

Here's my card.
I started out by inking my sizzix embossing folder with barn door distress ink. Then, I ran a piece of white cardstock thru my cuttlebug and this was the result I got! I cut a long strip of scallops and then cut it in half and used that for my border. I stamped the tree (a dollar stamp) on red pattern paper in silver but it didn't come out quite dark enough so I embossed both the sentiment (from Hero Arts) and image in white powder. I also added a trunk to the tree by inking up some vintage photo distress ink and cutting a small strip. Then I took some Christmas-colored rhinestones and added those for a bit of color. Quick and easy card--and I love the look of the faux letterpress...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is SUPER cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design this week!

  2. So, so pretty, Pat!!! Love the faux letterpress that you did with distress inks. Thanks so much for joining us over at SSD this week!

  3. What a great take on the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge and a showcase of the technique! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

  4. This is beautiful Pat!!! You did an amazing job with our sketch!!! Thank you so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs!!!

  5. I am totally digging this fun and festive card! Fabulous use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!


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