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Video: Christmas Poster and Santa Faces

by Ilina Crouse November 20, 2017 10 Comments

I can't believe that Christmas is almost a month away. If you are like me, you haven't finished your Christmas cards. I always think there is time, and then I realize Christmas is month away and most of my family lives in Europe, so cards take forever to get there. 

Today I am exploring different looks of white on black backgrounds using the Christmas Poster background stamp. I love the dramatic look of white on black. But if you are not really into that dramatic look, you may chose different option, like using White dye ink or Unicorn pigment ink, depending on the results you like to achieve. 

Watch the video below or go directly to the Hero Arts YouTube channel HERE.

 

For my cards I started by stamping the background onto Black Layering paper (Midnight Mixed Layering papers). For the first one I stamped the background with Versamark ink then embossed with White embossing powder. The second one was stamped with White dye ink, and the third with Unicorn pigment ink. The white embossing powder gives the high contrast and dramatic look, which I personally like. The background stamped with the white dye ink is very subtle and makes the focal point (Santa) really pop. While the one stamped with the Unicorn pigment ink is the happy medium between the dramatic and subtle look. 

After I was done with the backgrounds I trimmed them to 3 3/4" x 5" and set them aside. 

I stamped few of the Santa Faces on white card stock using Intense Black ink and colored them with Chameleon Pens and Color Tops. I used a micro tip applicator (usually used for make up stuff) to apply Versamark ink on parts of the hats and embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. Then I cut the Santas out. Next, I die cut circles from Snow Layering paper using the Circle Infinity Dies to layer the Santas on. I cut strip of Blush layering paper (darkest hue) and stamped the message from Off-Beat Holiday messages using Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing powder. 

I moved onto assembling my cards, I adhered the black background onto Blush note card using fun foam to add some dimension. Then adhered the circle, and Santa using foam tape along with the little strip with the sentiment. I added some red Nuvo drops on couple of them and pearls from the Neutral Mixed Accents pack.

Thanks for stoping by and I hope you are inspired today to create something and experiment with inks, paper and stamps. 

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Cisly
Cisly

November 28, 2017

Still learning about stamping, coloring, ideas. Thank you, so much for this little lesson. Have my Christmas cards done so may try this for the Great-Grandsons Easter Card or something.

Linda
Linda

November 24, 2017

What cute little cards with Santa.on them.
Thanks for the idea.

Diane Haywood
Diane Haywood

November 23, 2017

I don’t have the exact stamps but have ones that will give me simular results. Wonderful idea!

Marjorie Dumontier
Marjorie Dumontier

November 21, 2017

These are great cards ! I love the one with the tone-on-tone background, it makes Santa pops even more.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

November 20, 2017

Cute cards and enjoyed your showing the differences on the background preparation. Interesting how the different inks and embossing powder affect the finished product. Thanks for sharing!

Terrie
Terrie

November 20, 2017

Beautiful cards! Thank you for showing how these look with the different inks :)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 20, 2017

Simpel and clean, but gorgeous cards. Thank you for your time and effort.

Debbie
Debbie

November 20, 2017

I have all of the stamps, and am going to make some today! Thanks for the inspiration! I like the background stamped with pigment ink.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 20, 2017

Lovely christmas cards :)

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

November 20, 2017

Spectacular video, Gorgeous cards, Ilina! I enjoyed this so much!