Monday, December 7, 2020

A Place To Start - December Challenge - Anything Vintage (2)

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

This is my second project for the December challenge at A Place To Start. The first project was published prematurely.  I decided to create a different iteration of the Vintage card I made for the "Anything Vintage" challenge at my other challenge blog, 613 Avenue Create.

My plan was to create a "Tri-Fold" card using the normal technique.  But, as I was surfing YouTube, I noticed that Prairie Paper and Ink had posted a new video that was a tutorial about an easy technique on how to create tri-fold!  For those of you who have never visited her channel, you should check it out.  I have found great techniques there that have been so helpful when I find myself struggling creatively!
It is so cool that this tri-fold card can stand for display!
I had the most fun creating the background for this card!  I have been using glycerine to help smooth out my inks as I am blending.  It is a great way to smooth out any hard lines.  I started this background by sponging Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide onto my card base.  Next, I sponged on white pigment ink that had been mixed with just a little glycerine.  I sponged on a little more green and smoothed it out with my glycerine/ink sponge.  Once I was satisfied with the color integration, I blended in a little Picked Raspberry around the ornaments and at random places on the base.  The glycerine prevents the Kraft card from pilling and gives the card a velvet-like appearance.
I used Liquid Pearls™ to create little metal holders for my ornaments.  I also used gold Stickels™ to add glitter to my yellow ornament.
 I kept the inside very simple!  I did go back to color the ornaments! 
I had so much fun creating these quick tri-folds, I created two more to send to friends of mine who celebrate Christmas!  This is a great way to use all those border dies that are languishing in your stash!

Challenges Entered:

Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Liquid Pearls - Onyx