Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

 Final challenge of July at The House That Stamps Built, and that means:
Anything Goes!

I decided to wrap the month up with one more Christmas card
for my stash using the darling Repeat Impressions: Shepherd Boy.

 As the picture shows, I blended distress oxide broken china and
faded blue jeans, leaving it lighter in the middle and then
spritzed with water.  My image is colored with Copics and
then fussy cut.  The star is punched out of a scrap of silver.

Just a tip, I bought the highly talked about Bearly Art glue, be sure
if you have any on your fingers that you do not touch your distressed 
background as it will lift the distressed area right off the paper. That
is the one dark area in my otherwise light area in the center where I 
doctored it up.  It does glue well.
You can enter any card in our challenge this week for 
a chance to win the the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. You don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 Heather  Joy (on break)  Laurie  Patti Shirley
A few fun challenges:



Witchcrafted Life said...

Immensely sweet card. What a gorgeous ink blended background.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

Glittered Paws said...

This is one of my favorite Christmas Stamps - and love how you did the background. Thanks for the tip on the Bearly glue. You covered it up well.

Tammy said...

That little shepherd boy is adorable Donna and I love the gorgeous ink blending, beautiful Christmas card!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love this beautiful card. Nieces and smooth blending and I like that you pinched the star.

Sarn said...

Stunning ink blending to make this lovely card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

The blue shades look beautiful with this precious little image!. I love those corner accents too - very sweet Christmas card.

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful ink blending on this and your fussy cutting on the stamped image is amazing. Like the use of the corner punch too. Great Holiday card.

Patti J said...

You doctored things well, my friend! Just looks like a shadow from his hand. Beautifully done! Love this stamp, and you’ve made it shine!

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for the tip, Donna, about the glue touching the background. I actually thought it was an intentional shadowing of the shepherd's crook until you mentioned otherwise. Your background, of course, is GORGEOUS! I have not spent much time with my oxides, and need to become more proficient using the brushes with them. It's a lovely card! hugs, de

*Vicki* said...

Hello there my friend!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and sticking around!! Wow, your card here is just beautiful with that blended background! It's great to be able to come around to see what you're making here! Hope you're doing well and sending hugs!!

aussie aNNie said...

wow absolutely beautiful. x

Diane said...

Cute card! You do such a good job with the Distress Oxides. So pretty.

Pia S said...

Oh, wow. That night sky turned out gorgeous, I love what you’ve done here, such a cute and beautiful Christmas design.

loz said...

Beautiful boy and sky donna.?loz

Heather said...

You can never go wrong with a Christmas card! Simple and beautiful! Your background looks like a fabulous night sky!