Friday, 8 November 2013

Rusted Rustic Lantern Christmas card

This is my first offering for the Country View Crafts shop blog and I have used lots of fabulous Tim Holtz products to make a Christmas card.
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Just one of the detailed photos to whet your appetite and as you can see I have used the Merriment papers and several TH dies.

I hope you will have time to pop over to see this as a complete card and take a look at the lantern.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Updated to show all the steps

Hello everyone, it's Brenda here, this is my first post for the Country View Crafts shop blog and I had fun using lots of lovely Tim Holtz products (they really are my favourite so expect more of them from me).


I have used layers of papers from the Merriment Paper Stash along with some of Tim's Sizzix dies.


A altered the bottom layer of paper by sewing round the edge and then stamping snowflakes from Mini Holidays 2 with embossing ink and heating with Antiquities Frosted Crystal, when it was cool I blended walnut stain distress ink over it and then a damp cloth which revealed the snowflakes.



The rustic lantern was given the rusting treatment with rusting powder and a wire handle added to it. I realised when I came to glue it to the card that I hadn't rusted the handle so I used wood adhesive glue and vintage photo distress powder to achieve the look I wanted.


The small 3D star was made from the music score page and edged with walnut stain......



.... and the numbers are from the Vintage Noel die and covered with rock candy distress glitter.
The snowflakes are Tim's movers and shapers die and I used a glittery card for these, cut them in half, edged them with walnut stain and adhered them around the edge of the top mount which I had also sewn around.


Sentiment from Mini Holidays 4 and layered onto more of the merriment paper and cut into a pennant.


Lastly dry snowflakes were added to the corner.

Before I go I just wanted to show you the lantern in progress -

The rusted effect ......


.... and this strange piece which is actually my most favourite technique on this card. It is the candle bowl of the lantern. I stuck frosted film onto a piece of acetate packaging to run it through the Big Shot and then on the back (the shiny side) I dabbed picket fence distress paint mottling it with a piece of kitchen roll. If you look at the card you can see it is still translucent and gives a lovely effect



I hope you find some inspiration here to make a vintage Christmas card.

21 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, fabulous card, that lantern is spectacular!!! Another stunning creation!!

Deborah said...

Appetite well and duly whetted, Brenda...off for a look....

Buttons said...

NEED to see more of this!!! Jenny x

Christina C. said...

Looks interesting...can't wait to see the rest!

Fandhmum said...

On my way
Rosie x

Chris Warner said...

Fabulous! Love what you've created and the idea with the acetate is just brilliant. Chris xxx

Jane said...

I have been over to look at the whole project Brenda...fab work! The latern is amazing with the frosted bowl. Have a lovely weekend...no news yet ;0) Hugs xx

Terry said...

I am on my way over right now, but what my eyes are taking in, is fabulous! Hope your weekend is wonderful! Hugs!

Redanne said...

What a fantastic make Brenda, love that lantern! Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

Magnificent Brenda. I love the lantern, it's so effective looking. Hugs Rita xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous card Brenda - love the rusty lantern!

nefertiti said...

I love the lantern too!!!a wonderful Christmas card!!!bizz

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I must take a peek.
Wishes
Lynne

Coco said...

Wow... Looks really gorgeous and shiny !!! I'm going to see it better ! Have a great week-end Brenda. Hugs, Coco xx

2amscrapper said...

ha--I thought this was the card----it's just one teeny tiny portion of the real thing--so many fabulous details, Brenda!

Laura said...

Looks fabulous!

Kathyk said...

I just did and it's a fantabulous project in its entirety, Brenda

Kathyk

butterfly said...

It's looking fabulous already... hopping over to have a look!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

So glad I went to see this card Brenda. I do think it is one of the very best you have made. Or maybe I should say one of my favorites. That globe is amazing.
sandy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look - a gorgeous card.

Shirley Chillman said...

Just popped over and had a look at the whole thing, gorgeous.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x