Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Airbrushed Christmas Card

Hi everyone another week has started but this week there is no altered card challenge as Claudine had surgery. I thought since there are no cards to do to go ahead and play. You know I like to experiment so I decided to see if the texture medium I found would work with a metal embossing stencil.. Of course I also wanted to play with my airbrush. At first I was not pleased with the card and in fact was ready to throw it away. Then I decided to see what I could do to turn it into something which I liked.
The card base was cut from a piece of shimmer cardstock. I normally don't like to use it because the white core shows where it has been cut. This time though since I had planned to ink the edge with silver I went ahead as it really makes my panel pop.

I took a scrap from a print and cut and put a Lasting Impression metal template on it. I could not find this template anywhere but I did find a Curly Merry Christmas template which would work by Lating Impressions.  I carefully covered with scrap the places I did not want to get the texture medium on.  I carefully lifted the template after I was through applying the medium. When the medium was dry I went and put my template back down. I once again masked this time where I did not want to get ink. I then used the Spectrum Noir blue marker which came with the airbrush. I didn't get the template exactly where the texture medium was but I love the shadow which I got. 

I then took my eBrush and used two different colorss of green. I wanted a mottled look so in some places I  keep going over and over until it was darker.

I  then used a white embossing pad with a cosmetic wedge. I applied Stampendous Winter Wonderland embossing powder but then took a bristle brush and brushed most of  the embossing powder off before using my heat gun. After using the heat gun melting the embossing powder I once again put the template down. Then this time  I put the template back down and got it where it originally was when I applied the texture medium. I then used my gel white pen to trace around the letters.

I don't remember who makes the holly rounder punch but I used it on the corners. I then backed the panel with green corrugated cardboard. I used a red glaze pen to color the berries. I love how the corrugated cardboard adds a nice texture. I'm going to keep in mind using corrugated cardboard behind cutouts.

To finish the panel I edged with Colorbox green. Which covered the brown edges as well as added definition to the panel. 

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping and do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. What a pretty Christmas card. Love the corrugated cardboard as a backing.

  2. Wow, you put a lot of work into this card.


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