Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas Tag Card with Digital Stamp

Hi friends! Today's card is playing with 2 challenges. One is a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
And the other is The Sisterhood of Crafters last challenge for the year: Anything Goes/Christmas/Winter:
I have this beautiful Snowy Church Digital Stamp from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley:
I have had an ornament die in my stamp for a long time and wanted to use it with this digi stamp. I sized the church to fit inside the ornament and printed on my Brother laser printer using Ranger's Water Color Paper on the smooth side. Then I cut it out with the ornament shape. You could use a circle or oval die and add a bow and twine to the top if you don't have an ornament shape.
I watercolored the image with my Altenew 36 half pan set using favorite water coloring brushes: Silver Brush by Black Velvet size 2, 4 and 8. They hold a nice sharp point and I am able to get into corners easily no matter which size I use. The size 8 just holds more water and paint, but I can still paint tiny images with it. To get the dry paint moistened I use a pipette and drop a little bit of water into the half pan. It loosens up in a few minutes. I am usually painting in the living room with the hubby watching TV and using this collapsible cup works well home and travelling.

Once the image was totally dried, I used some liquid adhesive (Tombow Mono and Gina K Connect are my favorites) here and there to reflect snow and sprinkled glitter onto the image. It really gives a nice shine. I tried to capture it in this picture:
The background is a piece of olive green cardstock in my stash (Taylored Expressions has a very similar color) and I used MFT's Romantic Script Background stamp with Scrapbook.com's Olive Hybrid Ink for a tone on tone look.
I can't tell you how much I love having all these sentiments ready! I spend a little time embossing various ways or just stamping and die cut them out. One pass - the are all stamped and one pass they are all cut. This time I used the Simple Strips Well Rounded Die, just to mix it up! It's so great to have them when you need to finish a card and don't really feel like embossing. I have all of the Simple Strips Stamps sets that Taylored Expressions has made in this size: Woof, Meow, Friendship, Crafty,  Birthday, Sympathy, etc. and their storage container!
To finish, I die cut the ornament topper from gold card stock and add gold string. Lastly, I stamped an inside sentiment from Scrapbook.com's Christmas Wishes stamp set and adhered a few Crystal Clear Rhinestones from Trinity Stamps.

Well that's it for today. I really liked how this came out and made a few more just to have on hand. One will be for an ornament exchange for my painting group. We are having a Zoom Christmas party this year and have a "Dirty Santa" exchange, but it has to to mailable in an standard envelope. 

Happy Holidays, be safe and stay well!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

16 comments:

  1. This is simply stunning, Anita! I love everything from the script background to the elegant ornament shape with the wonderful holiday scene to perfectly placed sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FMS this week!

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  2. Thank you, Jacquie! Such nice comments❤️

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  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  4. Beautiful card and such fabulous colouring! The glitter is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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    1. Thank you, Karren! I really appreciate your sweet comments.

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  5. OH I really like your take on that inspiration layout; I would never have thought to use an ornament shaped cutout in place of the large tag. What a pretty Christmas card. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I was really please with the results, too! Of course, German Glitter is much more beautiful in person than in photos.

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  6. So very beautiful! Love the design and Christmas scene inside the shape!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  7. What a beautiful Christmas card! Love your great details. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you come back for our new challenge in 2021. Happy Holidays!

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  8. This is really extraordinary! Every detail is lovely. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I really appreciate your comments!

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  9. Thank you, Debbie! I hope to play much more!

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  10. Your card is beautiful and isn't run of the mill with all the elements you added.

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