Hi everyone Beth here with another Christmas card since we are doing Christmas in July challenge. Today my card features the three kings bearings gifts on a background of Joy To The World sheet music.
Since we are also doing shimmer//glitter I used copper card stock for my base.
For my sheet music I printed it out with a laser printer as I did not want the ink to smear. Then I took a scrap of thin cardboard from a box and used Vintage Mod Podge to adhere the sheet music as well as to coat it. Vintage gel medium or anything like that would work. I just happened to have the Mod Podge from a couple of decades ago when decoupage was all the rage.
Once the Mod Podge was dry I used the dropper and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and dropped some of the ink onto my sheet music and then took a bristle brush and brushed until I got the effect I wanted. I also took a paper towel to wipe some of the ink off in places to give more of a distress look. It takes awhile for the ink to dry so you have time to play. Once the ink was dry I took a bronze sharpie and colored the edge of the cardboard
My background for my stamp was created with an airbrush and alcohol markers. I used the blending marker as well as the colors to get my effect. I stamped with Stazon Black ink so I could paint Iridescent medium over the stars. The shimmer is too subtle to pick up in a photo. Then I took a Gelly Roll pen by Sakura to color the large star.
You still have time to enter the challenge and to get a jump start on making holiday/Christmas cards. I hope you will join us as I would love to see your creations.