I wanted to pop in and show you some of the things I have been doing with the Metallic Distress Stains from Ranger. I made several Snowman cards using the Stains as a background for the Blockheads November CAS Technique Challenge.
Blockhead Stamps: An Illustrated Christmas
Metallic Distress Stains from Ranger
Black Pigment Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Cardstock: White, Navy, and Red
Start with White CS and cover it with Brushed Pewter Stain. It goes on pretty smooth and even. You can go over the CS twice to fill in. Let dry.
Looks like this: All lovely and shimmery
Now you can stamp the snowman with pigment ink and heat emboss with black powder.
Note: On the samples above, I covered the CS with the stain and then stamped. In the photo below, you can see the difference if you stamped first and then added the Stain ( sample on right). Quite a difference in the finished look.
Here is the card I made from the sample on the right The background was trimmed to a 4 inch square and added to a red card base.
I thought that this stamp would also make great "Thank you" Cards for all those nice treats, gifts, and thoughtful persons at Christmas time. I stamped the Thank you from Verses-Feel Better set and added the word "snow" instead of so. How cute is that??!!
The cards are going in my Christmas basket. The basket is getting fuller. I have about 30 Christmas cards finished now.
A few fun challenges for my CAS Snowman:
Craft us Crazy: fav color and/or holiday
Crimbo Crackers: snowman
Southern Girls: Christmas
For Fun: cold/hot
Just Keep on Creating:Christmas
Hope you are having a great Friday. Long live the weekend! Love ya
There is still lots of time to make your CAS card for the Blockheads' November Technique Challenge!!