Just a few days ago I received an unexpected gift in the mail from the talented and generous Gina Krupsky. She had sent me her latest StampTV Kit, Fruit of the Season, which is available now at ginakdesigns.com. Thank you Gina!
This new kit is absolutely lovely. It has a mix of images and sentiments that will cover most of your fall and winter cards that you need for holiday host/hostess gifts to holiday meal place cards to Christmas cards and beyond. The kit comes with two 6x8" full size stamp sets, matching dies, and 24 sheets of gorgeous Gina K. Designs heavyweight cardstock.
The Sparkling Snowflake stamp set is the one I used to create this card:
I arranged several of the snowflakes on my card front and stamped them using my original MISTI onto an In The Navy card panel using Versamark ink. Then leaving the stamps in place on my MISTI, I removed the panel and used Polychromos pencils to color in the centers of the snowflakes with blues and white. The Versamark ink showed just enough on the panel to allow me to see the pattern on the dark cardstock enough to color. I then used an embossing powder tool to liberally dust the panel, then replaced the panel into my MISTI and restamped exactly over the first stamping with Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver. I added a second snowflake at the bottom in the same manner, adding the silver embossing of the greeting as well as to the snowflake after coloring the center with pencil. I trimmed the panel to 5 1/4" x 4" and adhered it to a top fold horizontal heavy weight card base
I fell in love with the little apple from the Gifts of the Season stamp set. It's so perfect in size and with its detail, that it can be stamped in a single color, or heat embossed.
I chose to kick it up a notch by stamping in a single ink color then adding more color with a blending brush and adding highlight areas with a white gel pen and adding gloss by heat embossing in clear.
To see how I created glossy colorful apples, here is a quick video tutorial:
I used obviously only one apple on this card, backed with a small square of burlap, adhered to a 3" x 5 1/2" ivory card panel that I had added three score lines to each side (I scored on the back side of the panel so that the raised lines would be on the front). I added the sentiment with gold embossing for a clean yet elegant look. The finished panel was then adhered to an ivory top fold card base with dimensional adhesive foam tape.
Thanks for the lovely gift Gina! I know this will be a well used kit at my house!
Thanks for visiting tonight.
Happy stamping to all!