Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is the final challenge in 2013. The challenge this week is an easy one, all you have to do is use a stamp!

This worked out with perfect timing for me, as I am part of an ATC trading group and one of the challenges was a rubber stamped Christmas. 

I decided to play with a resist technique on the backgrounds of a few of my atcs.  I stamped the beautiful snowflake with versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I spritzed over the embossed background with a shimmery silver glimmer mist.  After it was dry I used an iron and placed the embossed background between two pieces of white scrap cardstock. I heated up an iron and then ironed off the embossing powder.

That allows you to then stamp and put ink on the embossed area.  I stamped the little scene using black ink. I highlighted it with the Signo Uni-Ball white gel pen. 
For this ATC I used the same resist on the background and then stamped over the surface using gray ink and a music stamp.  I then stamped the bunnies on white cardstock using black ink.  I then added a hing of gray to the bunnies using the same mist.  I then added a touch of fluff using white fun flock.  I stickled the star and tied a little twine on the bunny.

I stamped the fun santa on white cardstock.  I added a touch of script around him in the background. The washi tape made a fun border. 

Kelly Purkey Washi Tapes
PaperArtsy Hot Pick Christmas 04   Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Silver Sugar , Perfect Pearls Mister,   Indigo Blue  - Looks Like Rain Deer,    Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Maya Road - Wood Snowflakes, Hero Arts Crystal Gems, Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion, Penny Black - Robin's Kingdom, Memento - Dandelion, O holy Night, Memory Box - Heaven and Nature, Memory Box - Jingle Bells, Versafine - Smokey Gray, Ranger Yellow Stickles, Red Twine, Hero Arts - Dazzling Snowflake

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  1. Beautiful collection of ATC's Suzanne! Love how you showcased the resist technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

  2. Hi Suzanne. I looove your chrissy cards! (especially the santa one)- all of them look so much fun
    Dot x

  3. Such nice atc cards Suzanne!

    kind regards, Alie

  4. These ATC's are wonderful Sue! Love the backgrounds and those great stamps that you used.

  5. Suzz...your vintage Christmas ATCs are wonderful! I love them all but being such a nut about Santa Claus, I have to say that one if my favorite! :) They are all so sweet though...each with its own little personality and unmistakeable SUZZ touch. <3 Candy

  6. Wow.... all these ATCs are amazing! Suzz. Love your beautiful stamping and the colors are wonderful. <3 :)

  7. I LOVE these!!
    I love the gray. That is so pretty. And clever too. I don't think I would've even thought to have tried that, and it's so beautiful! And of course, you know that I love those rabbits. One of my new favorite images. :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Gorgeous ATC's! Love the vintage Christmas look! The one with Santa is my fav! Soooo pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  9. All I can say is it takes a special artist to make GRAY look festive and happy! But you nailed it (as usual). These are great ATC's and I really love the uniqueness of them. You never cease to inspire!

  10. Gorgeous trio of cards! I love the way you made a black & white looking palette and then popped out color strategically! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. wow-these ATCS are utterly fantastic!!!

  12. The ATC's are so neat. Thank You for sharing.

  13. They're such great ATCs, Suzz... I think my favourite is the last one with the fabulous tinting on the Santa image and great text in the background.
    Alison x

  14. Your Atcs are amazing! All !!!! I wish you a Merry Christmas! barbarayaya

  15. I just love all of these - fabulous details!


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