Monday, September 29, 2008

2008 Christmas Mail Art

Here is another Christmas Mail Art to share.
Here are the steps to it.
1) Use a pattern paper as the base of the card. Distress the edges with the scissors distressing technique and ink it with black soot and brushed corduroy distress ink. Create a tag stencil and stencil on the right of the card using vintage photo distress ink.
2) Cut out a square piece from a white card stock and ink it with faded jeans, pine needles, vintage photo and brushed corduroy. Stamp an image on it using brushed corduroy distress ink. Then, use the "Water Distressing" technique on it to create the distressed effect.
3) Stamp the image using black solvent ink directly on it and paste it to the card. Hand stitch on it on the bottom and the right of it.
4) Add a die cut frame corner (ink it with vintage photo distress ink) to the upper left corner and add some glitters and stitches for details.
5) Add a flower to the upper left corner. I've also added a felt tag to it and the word "2008" had been create using a label maker.
6) The address box had been stamped on a white card stock and cut it out. Ink the edges using faded jeans and vintage photo distress ink.
I've been so busy creating projects to be shared with you all while I'm away in France and Sweden in the next couple of weeks. Therefore, do check back here as I'll continue to blog. And do keep your calendar mark for the World Card Making Day (Oct 4th). I'll be sharing a tutorial on making a simple and interesting Christmas card. You all could also check out this event at Scrapbook News and Reviews. There are loads of challenges, contest and prizes to be given away!
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Stamps: Making Memoris, Art Warehouse, Norsk Stempleblad AS; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Others: zig pens, Ranger Stickles, Prima flowers, American Crafts Felt Tag, floss for stitching, Glue Dots and other adhesives


Sherry Goodloe said...

More great mail art!

Prettier Stuff said...

Irene, I love this piece. The water distressing is so great. I need to start picking up some more distress ink, it really does work the best. As always I love the work. and appreciate all the work you share with us. Have a great time in France. Melissa from

Rozella said...

Hai here a comment from The Netherlands. Your blog is amazing and also your scrapbookwork is so beautifull and so many pictures with all kind of techniques...Love it all...Thank you for the inspiration.

twinklescrapbooks said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing all your tutorials with us. I love your blog!


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