Fab Friday 151 – Scrapbook.com Rustic Christmas Wreaths
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GOJUS!!! I started off by stamping all the images on a half sheet of card stock and coloring in the leaves, branches and berries with Copic markers. I wanted to cut them out so the center were cut out and the stamped sentiment would show through, but how to accomplish this? Scrapbook.com doesn’t have matching dies for their stamps, at least not yet. Usually, I would use my Brother ScanNCut 2 to cut images like these out, but I was having trouble getting the inside on a couple of these images to scan so that it would cut out. I don’t have the wireless activation code so that I can pull scanned images into Brother Canvas to edit them. So while I had not used my Pixscan sheet with my Silhouette Cameo for a while, I figure it was worth a try. And it totally did work!
I put the image sheet in the center of my PixScan sheet and taped it down with some 3M Scotch Low-Tack Artist Tape. My PixScan sheet is a bit worn, and like a lot of these products over different manufacturers, loses its tack after a while. I then took this picture of it with my phone, pulled it into PhotoShop to bump up the contrast, which I find gives a better result, then pulled the photo into the Silhouette software with the Pixscan function. I then traced the images, added an offset, and welded the offset to the images. Then I loaded the PixScan sheet into my Silhoutte and sent the file I had created to the Silhouette, and it did a perfect job cutting everything out! I ended up discarding the tiny images because I didn’t want to use them.
I then added the blue behind all the images to give it a little dimension and pop. After that, I accented the images with my favorite Sakura Stardust pen, white gel pen, and Clear Wink of Stella. I used my MISTI to stamp each greeting so it would be in the center of each wreath, and I added an embossed line that I created with my Score-Pal and a stencil tool.
I used the My Mind’s Eye Jingle All the Way 6 x 6 pad for the patterned papers and die cut the larger piece with Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles dies. This greeting from the Rustic Christmas Wreaths set was stamped using Scrapbook.com’s Cardinal Red Hybrid ink.
I used My Mind’s Eye Jingle All the Way enamel dots as an accent. This greeting is also from the Rustic Christmas Wreaths set.
I added some baker’s twine for another accent, on these cards with two different colors. This greeting is from Holly Jolly Sentiments.
I popped each of the rectangles up with some foam sheets, and I popped the wreaths up with some pop dots. This greeting is also from Holly Jolly Sentiments.
The wreath images were all stamped with Scrapbook.com’s Hybrid Black ink pad, which works both with Copics and with watercolor. This greeting is from the Rustic Christmas Wreaths set.
By stamping all the images, coloring them at the same time, cutting them out with my Silhouette, and using the same sketch for all, I was able to make these five cards pretty quickly! I may just use another paper pad and make another set with a slightly different look. I love how they turned out!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies.
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