This is a card I did with my stamping group on Saturday. It is a design by Dee Paramour and is taken from the Creative Expressions Project book vol.1.
The basic card blank that I used is a 8"x8" so please bear this in mind when you are trying for another size as what I have given here is for a 8x8 card.
You will Need:
Basic Tool Kit
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Mini Holidays 4 stamp set .CMS 142
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Distress ink Frayed Burlap
ink blending mat.
Spellbinders Die Heirloom Ornaments 2011 S4-334
Spellbinders Parisian Accents S5-034
A4 Embossing Folder I used Crafters Companion spot folder.
A4 sheet white card. x2
Run through the machine and die cut the pieces.
once cut run through again to emboss using the appropriate boards for your machine.
You will need to do 2 borders, and should be able to get from the same pieces of card.
Leave the machine out .
With the off cuts cut two pieces 20.5x3.7 use both of the bigger pieces if you fine it two hard but it is feasible to get the two pieces from the off cut in the step above.
Here is a picture of all the various elements to construct our card.
To start with take the two narrow pieces of card.
With the holly stamp and vintage sepia, stamp along the top edge of one piece of card.
Repeat with the other piece of narrow card.
Beginning with the two holly border pieces of card go around all the edges with the Frayed Burlap.
Apply ink to the ink blending tool and with circular motions start on the mat and bring the tool on to the card constantly using a circular motion. This should give a nice even blend to the ink on to the card.
Be careful with the blending as you don't want to crease the card.
Ok so this piece is nice and distressed and I can now put it to one side as I do the others.
Here as you can see I have distressed the outside of the bauble and left the centre relatively white.
Again repeat the same process with the distress ink with the embossed piece of card.
So this has now been inked and again can be left to one side.
Also notice the holly border is nearer to the top of the card.
So both borders now in place.
Next add the larger piece of embossed card and as you can see from the photo its slightly over laps the borders this is fine which is why I done the photo like this so you can see. Stick in place as before.
Using a glue pen add glue all over the wrong side of the border..
Last thing is to add the bauble.
Do not remove the tops from the pads.
Turn it back over on to its right side
Attach to the angel bauble lining it up very carefully.
I married these two pieces first then attached to the card. this way if a messed it up I have only messed up the bauble bit and not the whole card.
Below is further ideas and hopefully inspiration .