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.
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.