Monday, August 17, 2015

Winter Acetate Wrapping Tissue Paper Card

Hi everyone it is Monday and I hope you had a great weekend! Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for the Stampotique Animal challenge. I have given most of the animal stamps I own to my granddaughters so I decided that it was none to soon to make a winter/holiday card. The link to the Stampotique Wednesday challenge is over on the left side. The theme changes each Wednesday and it is always fun to see what the theme might be. I invite you to join in on the fun. :-)

I had lots of fun making this card. I only wish I would have stamped the reindeer lower or my trees a little higher.  If I would had been thinking I would have stamped the trees first on the white card stock and then laid the plastic over the card stock so I would know where to stamp the reindeer. Oh well now I know for next time when I use this technique.Without further ado here is my card:
Normally I use solid card bases but I've had this Recollection Frosty Cabin pack of pattern card stock for a few years now so decided to use the plaid. It reminds me of my favorite  flannel nightgown.

I used Silhouette cutting file Design ID #14629. for my focal shape. I cut the shape from plastic from a page protector and white card stock. I did an offset to get my frame shape. The frame is cut out of  white card stock and airbrushed with a bronze Sharpie.

The trees and reindeer are from Karen Foster Designs  Christmas Clear Stamp Set SKU# 02233. Although  the set is listed on the website I do not know where it is available unless perhaps on eBay. I love how I can combine two stamps to make my trees as the set come with a triangle stamp and a couple of different stamps of trees which are branches only.

I stamped the reindeer on plastic using Stazon Timber Brown  ink. The trees were stamped on white card stock using Stazon Cactus Green for the triangles and Timber Brown for the branches. I did some over-stamping of the trees.

This time I mixed paint with glue  on my craft mat and finger-painted on the back of the stamped plastic. I used blue Distress paint for the sky, white metallic paint for some snow and copper for the reindeer.  I wish you could see the sheen from the white paint. When I was through painting I sprinkled some Martha Stewart coarse glitter over the wet paint and then placed tissue paper over like I did in the previous post.  This time I did not crumple the wrapping tissue paper. before placing it in the glue mixture. Also since the paint/glue mixture was already drying I thinned some white glue with water and with a sponge brush carefully dabbed it on the wrapping tissue paper after it was pressed down into the paint. The thinned glue makes the tissue paper a little more transparent.. Then I adhered my stamped white card stock. When it was dry I adhered my frame on the front and then pop dotted the piece on my card base.

Time to go look through my stash and see what I can come up with for Mojo Monday this week. :-)  Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again. :-)


  1. Cute card. I like the way you have everything stamped out so don't be too hard on yourself. Yes, the plaid reminds me of pajamas too. Love it. Such a great card!

  2. Thank you for joining in with this weeks theme at the Stampotique designers challenge blog with your deer card!

  3. Cute! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at SDC!

  5. Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge!

    xx Arwen


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