Crafty Christmas Club Blog Hop- Inking of Christmas

Hello and Happy Official “6 Months ’til Christmas” Day (I made this holiday up, but I know there are some people just excited to celebrate it as I am)!! With it being the 25th of the month, it’s time for another Crafty Christmas Club Blog Hop!

Today, I decided to use a stamp set that is generally not really a Christmas set, Inky by The Rabbit Hole Designs, and mash it up with one of my very favorite Christmas sets, Love You More- Christmas Frost, also by The Rabbit Hole Designs!

First, I took an octopus from Inky, stamped them using Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Ink, colored them up with my Copic Markers (I jumped around with my R’s for this guy), fussy cut my octopus and set them aside. I also took the image of the guy and girl walking with presents from Love You More- Christmas Frost, and masked the image to only stamp the guy’s Santa hat, also using Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Ink. I colored the hat using an R3 and C blend with my Copics, fussy cut it out and adhered it directly to my Octopus. I set my festive little critter aside.

For my background, I die cut an A2-sized Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle out of white cardstock. I also die cut a Lawn Fawn Stitched Inside-Out Circle Stackables from white cardstock as well. For my Background, I used the ink splatter stamps from Inky, and alternated using Rockin’ Red & Grass Skirt inks by Catherine Pooler to create a background. Once my background was fully stamped, I used my excess Rockin’ Red and Grass Skirt inks, spritzed them with water, and flicked the ink using a water color brush to give my background more detail. I set this panel aside to dry.

Next, I took my circle die cut and placed the Geo Triangles Stencil from Stamp Anniething over it. I blended a Lucky Clover & Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink Blend using my blending brushes. I adhered my octopus directly to the circle.

For my sentiment, I took the sentiment “Just inking of you” from Inky, masked it to only say “inking of”, stamped it with embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. Next, I took the sentiment “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree”, masked it to only stamp “Christmas”, and stamped that directly underneath my previous sentiment using embossing ink. I then heat embossed the sentiment with clear powder. I trimmed the sentiment down to a smaller strip, and used Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt Ink to blend over it, wiping off the ink from my embossed words. I framed my sentiment with Gina K Christmas Pine Cardstock and set it aside.

The last piece I had to prepare was a band I wanted to stretch over my card front. I used a piece of Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Fall paper from my stash, sort of a reddish pink knit color, trimmed it down to a 5.5″ x about 1.75″, and then framed it using Gina K Christmas Pine Cardstock. I adhered this piece directly to my card base.

Now I was able to start putting my card together. Using foam tape, I adhered my sentiment and octopus circle to my card front. I then took some Peppermint Jazz and Coconut Palms Sparkletz to add some embellishment to my panel. I adhered my panel to an A2-sized card base and was done!

This was a really easy way to mash-up to stamp sets, and turn a non-holiday set into a really fun Christmas project!

We have loads more inspiration to share with you today, so be sure to hop along to the next stop and see all the fun projects!

Tanya Boser
Justin Averill– You’re Here!
Brianne Firth– Your Next Stop!
Marcia Caradinta
Tania Cordie
Carrie Rhoades

We’d love to see what Christmas projects you’ve been working on! Please be sure to use the hashtag #craftychristmasclub2020 when sharing on Instagram so everyone can see your inspiration as well!

I hope this hop has inspired you to break out some of your favorite Christmas sets and begin working on your holiday projects! It’s always such a great time to get a head start so you don’t have to rush once the holidays become right around the corner!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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