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Retro Winter Card

Posted by Kim Shultz on

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you my final Design Team project for G's Embellishment Emporium.  I want to thank Gareth for giving me the honour of being on his Design Team.  It will be an experience that I will treasure forever.

For my card I used the Winter Wonderland stamp set and one of the adorable penguin buttons that are available at G's Embellishment Emporium.

To begin, I stamped the chair and lamp from the Winter Wonderland stamp set into a piece of white card stock and coloured them with my Prismacolor pencils.  I applied dots of VersaMark ink using my VersaMark pen onto the buttons on the chair and pillows, added gold embossing powder, and hear set it.  I applied Glossy Accents to the base and stem of the lamp and set it aside to dry.

For the 'floor', I took a piece of kraft card stock that measured 1 5/8 inches tall by 4 inches long and with the short side at the top in my scoreboard, scored it every 1/4 inch.  I then rotated it so that the long side was at the top and eyeballed where I wanted each board.  I then took the piece to my work area, flipped the piece over and doing a direct-to-paper technique, applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to my kraft card stock. I used liquid glue to adhere it to a pink 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card base.  When it was finished it reminded me of the dark walnut wood that my mother loved so much.

I love old-fashioned wallpaper and this piece of patterned paper from my stash was perfect.  I cut it to 3 5/8 inches tall by 4 inches long and adhered it right above my faux wood floor.

Next, I fussy cut the chair and lamp and adhered them using foam squares for dimension.

I wanted some sort of winter photo on the wall and the penguin button from Gareth's store was perfect and added a touch of whimsy.  I cut a 1 1/2 inch circle and edged it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon to match his scarf, then glued the button to it with tacky glue.  For the frame, I punched a 2 inch circle, ran it through an embossing folder for a woodgrain texture, and applied Inka Gold over it to give it an old-fashioned look.

Inside I stamped the sentiment "Eat, Drink, & Be cosy" from the Winter Wonderland stamp set.

I hope you enjoy my final card for G's Embellishment Emporium as much as I enjoyed making it.

Again, Gareth, my Crafting Brother, thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to be on your Design Team.  It was truly an honor.



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