Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas In July!

It is never too early to think about Christmas and Artistic Outpost has a 25% off sale on Christmas and Winter stamps, now through Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:00 PM EDT and so is Our Daily Bread Designs and they have Christmas paper and dies!! Whether you are thinking of starting your Christmas cards or gifts for those rubber stamping friends, now is a good time! Go have yourself a look!
What a better way to announce a Christmas sale than to make a Christmas card? Well that was my excuse to start early and have a little stash. For this card, I used Christmas Chalk and MidWinter and combined some bleach stamping and embossing.
Since I was looking for a more chalky background, but without the mess, I applied Black Soot Distress Ink over white paper and then did the bleach stamping. Before I did any inking, I stamped the Chalkboard frame using clear Embossing Ink and then applied powder. After all the inking was done and bleach stamping, I removed the EP via that iron. Layered up with green and red and tied it up with some twine! Pretty much a quick and simple card with a few layers for extra interest. In fact I am thinking this will be my main card to send out this year, but of course with mixing up stamps!
Thank you for stopping by today and joining me on my Christmas in July and go take advantage of a pretty nice sale! Oh and that Christmas paper at ODBD is gorgeous and works so well with AO stamps! Just Saying!



22 comments:

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Terry!

Lucy x

Redanne said...

Love your card Terry, it is very striking! Thanks for the info about AO too, off to have a look... Hugs, Anne x

Valerie-Jael said...

It's gorgeous, but I don't wnt to think about Christmas yet! Hugs, Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Great head start on the season Terry
Hugs Lynn

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2amscrapper said...

lovely!

Ira Huberts said...

Supercool card Terry, perfect for Christmas! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the technique- so surprised that the bleach technique works with Soot ink- will have to give that a go! Thanks for the sale info too- off to look-see : )

1CardCreator said...

Love how you tied the twine top and bottom, and the bleach stamping looks fabulous! Great card as always. ~Diane

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great card, Christmas is coming soon ;)

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, love the colour choices.
Yvonne x

Pam said...

Way to go on starting your xmas cards!! Love the bleach stamping!

Sharon said...

A great card Terry!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice collaged Christmas card Terry...love that background!

greetings, Alie

Beth said...

gorgeous my friend and great bleaching with your image....and awesome tip on the soot ink...hugs.

Marjie Kemper said...

Super card, Terry. Love those rough edges and the red & white twine threaded through the frame.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Terry! Never o early to start on CCs and I love the stamps you used!

Michele said...

i love the non traditional color scheme! beautiful work as always. xo

Sandra said...

What a cool Christmas card, Terry! Love the black with the craft! Hugs, Sandra

Kate said...

Rustic and beautiful! Love the twine!

Mrs.B said...

A great card - love the bleach stamping.
Havr a great weekend.
Avril xx

Sweet Kobylkin said...

I like your card very much, Terry. So well-balanced and vintage. How to do a bleach stamping? Thank you in advance for explanation

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