Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Rustica

Hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season!  We are two weeks away from Christmas Eve which means that it is mad dash crafting time!  Today I am going to share with you my third card in my clean, simple, and easy Christmas cards.  For this card, I wanted to do something that was a bit rustic, so here is what I came up with.
This card is probably the easiest one yet.  My eBosser helped me to achieve a very subtle yet effective look for this card.  I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock and then I stamped the Santa image from Papertrey Ink’s Santa Stationary stamp set in brown ink slightly off center.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same set in red.

Now, it is eBosser time.  I took the Cane Print Impression Plate from PTI and I inked it up with some Vintage Cream ink and ran it through the eBosser.  If you want to learn how to work with this impression plate as well other various products, you can check out my video HERE.
By inking the impression plate before running it through, it gives the kraft paper a nice chalky like finish to it and because I did all of my stamping before running it through, I still have nice clean stamped images. I also added to the rustic look by distressing the edges of this panel. To finish off the card, I adhered a few strips of washi tape from Target onto my Rustic Cream card base and then using the Thin 3D foam square from 3L Scrapbooking Adhesives.  By using this thinner foam adhesive, I still get some nice dimension to the card, but I can still fit it nicely into a standard envelope.  I have not weighed this card, but I am sure that I would not be charged any additional postage which is nice when you may have several of these to send out.

That’s it for me today!  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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