Hello friends! It’s me again with my new favorite color, Lumberjack Plaid!
This card was created for the release of the color and my intentions for this card were, of course, to shine love on Lumberjack, but I also wanted to bring out a good plaid with it and make a card that could easily be reproduced for Christmas cards.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a card that is intricate and built with many layers, and takes me a good while to make. Well, of course I do, that’s why I make, because of the joy that I find in the making process, but sometimes, you need to make a stack of 200 cards per se, and you need a card that can be made quickly. This would be a great one for that!
I colored the red areas using Lumberjack Plaid Distress Paint. This medium is great to use for coloring when you want the color to stay bright and not washed out, so in this case, the Santa, reindeer, and house stayed the focus and once colored in and dried, stays permanent. So, when I added the glitter using collage medium, it didn’t run.
So, let’s get to it…
I stamped the scene from the Holiday Scenes CMS425 onto Distress White Heavystock Paper using Black Soot Archival Ink using the stamp platform.
Using a empty detail water brush, I painted in the tiny spaces using Lumberjack Plaid Distress Paint. To keep the tiniest bit of paint on the brush, I dipped the paint onto the craft mat, then took bits and painted them in, then I dried with a heat tool.
Once the scene was dry, I painted on some Distress Collage Medium into some of the white spaces that I thought would be a snowy place in the scene, then sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy Glitter.
Here’s a good close-up of the glitter.. ohhh so sparkly!
I set the scene aside and began creating the plaid background.
The plaid background…
I rubbed the Lumberjack Plaid ink pad directly onto a piece of White Distress Mixed Media Heavystock paper, then using a blending tool, rubbed it out, and dripped on some water, then dried it with a heat tool.
Once the paper was dry, I used a blending tool to blend Black Soot Distress Paint over the ink through the Plaid Layering Stencil THS097.
Black Soot is VERY black and permanent, so using that medium is a great way to add deep black over top of a deep color ink. Once it was blended, I dried it with my heat tool.
I trimmed the scene paper piece, rubbed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using a blending tool, then edged it with my sewing machine and black thread. Once the sewing was done, I splatted the paper with Black Soot Distress Paint using a distress Splatter Brush, then dried with a heat tool. I matted the scene onto a sheet of Black Woodgrain paper, that was released this past Halloween. It worked perfectly for this Christmas card.
I painted a couple idea-ology jingle bells with Lumberjack paint, dried them, then tied them around the scene using black cotton string.
I trimmed the plaid paper leaving a good 1/2″ border, stitched around the edge using black thread, then added some texture to the edge using a distress edge tool. This was matted to a sheet of black cardstock, then matted to the front of a piece of gray cardstock that was folded to create a card base.
With that, my card was complete.
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Linda S. says
Wow your card is beautiful and I like the pops of red on the black and white image. It reminds me of an overcast, cold winter day when most of the color has faded into shades of grey.
Thank you! 😊 I love the overcast description..yes! It does look like that!
That’s so beautiful!!! I need to work on my splattering. Everytime I try to do that, I wind up ruining my project because there’s either too much or it gets into places I don’t want it to. Any tips?
Hello Sarah! Thanks so much! I’ve found that adding a bit of water to the paint to loosen it a little helps to get the tiniest splatters and definitely practice on scrap paper is key! I ALWAYS practice before I splatter my finished project to make sure the consistency is right. 🙂♥️ hope that helps!
When I saw this card on Tim’s preview I knew I needed to order the stamp set and make it. Thanks so much for the step by step directions. Your talent amazes me.
This is a beautiful card. I especially love the addition of the distress glitter, it is gorgeous with the beautiful lumberjack plaid color!
Pat Kult says
Love this card! It is perfect! Lumberjack red is the perfect choice for this card!
This a lovely card…..such nice details!
Michelle W says
I love this so much! I bought everything I needed to make some too!