by Jeanne Jachna
Birch Press Design Black Friday Sale
Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
I started with a distress ink background. I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges. I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron. I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel. (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle. I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them. I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card. I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background! I hope you find some time to create today!