Thursday, November 17, 2022

Retired Big On Christmas Stamp Set for #rrcb195 & #pp617

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Today's card is inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge - Ombré & Jaydee's Color Challenge over @ the Paper Players.  Please click on the hyperlinks to visit their blogs.  I've used the Retro wood stamp set called Big On Christmas, Vintage 2004 I think :)  This card could easily be re created with the current Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set, #153438.  

Stampin' Up!® blending brushes are my go for an Ombré technique.  I used Balmy Blue, Pacific Point & Night Of Navy.  The image is silver embossed with Silver Foil, #156457 to frame the ombré layer. 


***  The Trix ***

*  Use Masking Paper, #155480 to mask off the snowman before applying colour to the Basic White cardstock layer.  Simply stamp the image on the paper, peel off the backing and apply.  The real ***Trix here is to fussy cut the snowman a smidge smaller than the stamp so it fits within the embossing.  

*  Colour in the letters with Stampin' Blends Markers, the embossing holds the colour within the lines, so cool eh!

*  Add an extra layer of snow with the Wintry3D Embossing Folder, #155433  ***Trix, this embossing folder is narrower than the 4 1/4 card base but that's okay, simply emboss two pieces and adhere to the card base because the Ombré layer measures 3 x 5 1/2 so it covers the seam.

*  And you all know the ***Trix of saving your precious foil paper right?  Of course you do, just punch out an image or die cut an image from the centre of the foil before adhering the cardstock layer :)

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  1. Lesley, I SO remember that cute set - wow that took me back. It was wonderful to see it again. Your ombre background is fabulous and your colored letters just pop off the background. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Paper Players this week

    1. Thx so very much Jaydee! I love pulling out my vintage faves at Christmas!
      I truly appreciate your lovely compliment, and visit. Thanks for the challenges that always inspire me :)

  2. Snow much fun, Lesley! The background colors are just stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks so very much Anne Marie. I love the challenges :)

  3. Love this, Lesley - this was such a fabulous set! That perfect snowman is just brilliant over your gorgeous blue background - stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

    1. Thanks so very much Heather for your lovely compliment. I love blending :)
      Thanks for the super challenges!


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