Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas in Paris

Awhile ago I shared a card very similar to this one and loved the way it turned out.  I decided to re-make it in a more Christmas-y theme.

I inked up the gorgeous Time in Paris stamp set from the Stamp-It Australia line at Crafter's Companion USA.

Like the first card I made, I wanted this card to have a soft, more vintage feel.  I stamped my image on to kraft card stock using Versamark ink, and then used both I Kan'Dee Pearlescent Shimmer Chalks and I Kan'Dee Earth Tones Chalks to add color.

I tried to get a good picture of the shimmer on the main image panel, but it doesn't translate well on camera!

This technique is really fun and easy to do.  Here's a step by step look at how I created this:
  • I cut the pieces to the size I wanted and rounded the corners - on this card I chose to use a corner rounder that gave a very rounded edge. 
  • I then added distress inks with a foam applicator to all of the card stock and patterned papers; I added ink directly to the edges from the ink pad itself as well
  • I stamped my image in Versamark ink, and then added colors using the tool included with the chalks
To finish the card I added a die cut snowflake, some sparkly twine, and a fun brad. 


Denise said...

What a beautiful and very elegant card. Love how you used chalks to color your stamped image.

KYCrafter said...

Cool! I hate that shimmer and shine just won't show up well in a photo. There's just got to be something that can be done about that someday.

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful - those chalks are the perfect touch. Wow.