Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Merry X'mas Mail Art

This is another Christmas mail art that I've created recently.
Here are the steps.
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 distress ink. Create a square stencil and stencil on the right of the card using vintage photo distress ink.
2) Distress the clip art or image using the scissors distressing technique and ink the edges using brushed corduroy distress ink. Paste it in slightly to the left on the card. Add some crackle accents to the image to enhance it.
3) I've stamped a border stamp on the bottom of the card using black solvent ink.
4) Ink the upper right of the image with some black soot distress ink and heat emboss a snowflake using some gold embossing powder on it. Highlight the snowflake using a white doodling pen and some glitters (Stickles).
5)Stitch a strip of cross-stitches on the left of the image.
6) Cut out and ink the Poinsettia clip art/image with black soot distress ink and paste it on the left of the earlier image. Add some crackle accents to enhance it.
7) I've added a white snowflake brad on the lower left of the card. I've also added some glitters (Stickles) to it for some bling.
8) The address box had been stamped on a white card stock and cut it out. Ink the edges using brushed corduroy distress ink.
I've more mail arts to complete. Hope you all like it so far.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Daisy D's; Stamps: Making Memories, Norsk Stempleblad AS; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Embossing Ink; Others: embossing powder, zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Crackle Accents, floss for stitching, Glue Dots and other adhesives.


Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm so enjoying your mail art designs!

Karina said...

Very nice art.

Lusiana said...

beautiful as always... i can't wait to receive my Tim Holtz distressing inks so I can experiment some of your techniques, :)

dutchbird said...

Just beautiful!!


LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful like you always you do !!

paulien710 said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Love it Irene.

Rleen said...

this is gorgeous!


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