Hello friends and welcome to the 4th and final stop of this month's Destination Inspiration posts. Astrid here with another Christmas card. In case you missed the previous posts, this is what we have in our travel bag this month:
Product : Distress Oxide
Technique : Faded Layers
Colour : Blues
Substrate : White Card
Well this was the first time I tried the Faded Layers technique (you can read all about it in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3 page 58). And like my teamies, I did not find it easy....
Like all of us this month I decided to make a Christmas card:
I started by making the Faded Layers panel, choosing 3 bluetones of Alcohol Inks and Yupo paper
I used Denim and Cloudy blue for a first layer and then deepened it with a second layer adding a little Silver Mixative to it too for some sparkling effects.
I mixed in some Aqua to deepen the colour still further and then used Tim's snowflake stencil to create my faded layer next:
On to the rest of the card, I die cut a snow flake from white card and the word Peace from copper metalic Kraft core and dabbed them lightly with Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans for the snowflake, and a little Black Soot mixed in on the word die
I also added a little Distress Glitter to the snowflake for some extra sparkle.
Next I gathered some further diecuts and embellishments and then it was almost time to assemble my card, when I decided I had not used the Oxide Ink ingredient sufficiently. So I took a Kraftcard card blank and used Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain Doxides all around the edges.
I used a piece of white card to mat my faded layer panel, arranged my embellishments until I was happy with the composition and then I was done.
I put some Stampendous Ancient Silver embossing powder around the edges of my card
Well there you have it, and as this is the last stop on our journey this month, just as a reminder, here are the incredible projects my teamies created, using the exact same ingredients:
I am always amazed how using the exact same products and techniques, 4 different people can come up with such different projects. Nikki and I even used the same stencil and yet our cards are so different from each other......
Well that's it for now, - there are still just a few days left to join in our Mini Marvels challenge. If you have not yet done so, we would love to see you there!
Thank you for your visit and happy crafting!