As you know, the Occasions Catalog celebrates spring. But on this Christmas Day, I wanted to share with you a Christmas card. So I let my heart take over. Distressed images, water coloring, and pearls were used to create a card reminiscent of a Victorian post card from the fresh floral set, So Very Grateful. And when your heart guides your hands, all things are possible...
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Victorian...the Stampin' Up! Way
This finished card measures 5-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" long.
- Colors! Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, and Always Artichoke, paired with Very Vanilla are my Stampin' Up! choices for a Victorian color scheme. Of course, a few speckles to simulate aging and delicate scallops, courtesy of the soon-to-be released Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, add to the Victorian vibe.
- Snips! My mother had a Victorian scrapbook filled with ornate paper-snipped flowers. Although the floral images from So Very Grateful are not the easiest to snip, they are beautiful when water-colored and snipped out. I did stamp, snip, and color the larger image twice, in order to "pop-up" some of the blossoms. Of course, I had to add a few pearls.
- Banner! The Christmas Greetings sentiment from the Beautiful Season set, had the perfect font for the look I was trying to achieve. A double curl at one end is achieved by breaking down the paper fibers and separating the layers. Layering leaves over the top adds interest.
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December 27th...The Best of The Stampin' Schach; New items added to the Clearance Rack