Welcome Christmas Ice Skaters

Yes, I know… deja vu all over again!  I added the skaters and their reflection to a very similar card that I did last December.

The skaters are from the ‘Welcome Christmas’ stamp set (view it here).

I saw the reflection technique done by simply stamping a piece of acetate in ‘Going Gray’ ink and then pressing it down to transfer the image in reverse.  The gray makes a better reflection and since it isn’t permanent like the Black StazOn (like the skaters are stamped in, so you can wipe off the acetate and use it again).

To view a video on how I did the background sponging technique and masking for snow, click here.  What the video doesn’t show is that I created a second mask for the ice pond.  By sponging around the edges of the ‘pond’ mask, it creates the last truly ‘white’ area for the ice.

Sets: Scenic Season (#115354 Wood only), ‘Welcome Christmas’ (Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Mini Catalog set).  Accessories: StazOn Black ink, Going Grey ink, Whisper White cardstock, Bashful Blue cardstock, Inks (applied with ‘Sponge Daubers’) So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, OTHER:  2 x 4 piece of acetate

‘Welcome Christmas’ Victorian Card

Don’t you just love the Vintage look of this card!

I used some awesome new accessories such as the designer series paper “Newsprint” (with a cool musical score sheet), new crochet ribbon and Vintage buttons.

To accent the ‘antique look’ I used the new ‘Distressing Essential Kit’ which includes four fabulous ink spot colors (Tea Stain, Charcol, Mahogany and Navy), in this case, applied with sponge daubers.

And don’t forget to get a head start on your Christmas cards… make 16 cards w/envelopes… all materials, directions, etc. provided.  CLICK HERE to register for September class– my special Christmas card class is the 4th Monday of each month through November–keep an eye on my online calendar.

Set: Welcome Christmas, IB&C Page 37
118736 $27.95 (wood)
120597 $19.95 (clear)
French: Vive Noel (wood & clear)
Accessories & Measurements:

8 ½ x 5 ½ Crumb Cake
3 ¼ x 4 Basic Black cardstock
2 ½ x 2 ½ Very Vanilla (for pressing)
2 ½ x 3 ½ Very Vanilla (for oval)
2 ½ x 2 Cherry Cobbler c/s (for punching)
3 ¾ x 2 ¾ Very Vanilla (for greeting)
4 x 2 inch DSP “Newsprint” (music print)
Black StazOn™, Brads ‘Antique’
Crochet trim Victoria 5/8”
‘Distressing Essentials’ kit
Sponge Daubers

Decorative Label XL punch (Holiday Mini)
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,
Sizzix die ‘Ovals’
Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform,
clear cutting pads