Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Christmas Pocket Letter by Susanne

Hi my dear Rubber Dance Friends!

I have so much fun creating Pocket Letters and I'd like to share one of my techniques today. I used the new Christmas stamp sets together with the "Affirmations", "Music Notes" and the "Pines Fir Yew" set.



Let's start! I used a piece of watercolor cardstock that I cut to the size 10.5" by 7.5" and embossed some of the branches from the Pine Fir Yew set with white powder.



I colored the background with the Marabu Art Spray. I really like these sprays,  because they are waterproof when they are dry.



I used Distress Ink Walnut Stain to add some droplets. I pressed the the ink pad onto an acrylic block, added some water and let the drops fall down.



Finally I made some smaller splatters and used a bit of Pearlescent watercolors to make it shimmering.



I stamped some circles from the "Round in Circles" set, some of the cones from the "Frosty Friends" set and the "Music Notes". I used Distress Ink "Walnut Stain" for the Circles and StazOn "Jet Black" (because of the embossing) for the cones and the music notes. I cut my page into 9 pieces before I added those stamps. It would have been easier to stamp first and then cut!!!
I used gesso together with Distress Glitter "Clear Rock Candy" on some of the edges of every single card to get a frosty look.




Now it was time to prepare the images that I wanted to add to my pockets. I colored them with Distress Inks and with some of the golden Pearlescent watercolors. The Gift and the bow were embossed with gold powder.




I added the embellishments and filled in the pockets:


The "believe" comes with the "Affirmations" set.


The house is a die from Marianne Design. The doily comes from Cottage Cutz.

The images from the Frosty Friends and the Cozy Christmas set are my drawings and I have a giveaway on my facebook page where you can win your favourite of this sets:

https://www.facebook.com/SusanneRoseDesigns/


Stamp sets from Rubber Dance:
Frosty Friends
Cozy Christmas
Music Notes
Pine Fir Yew
Affirmations
Round in Circles

You will get 15% discount  on your next order in the Rubber Dance Online Store when you enter "susanne2015" during checkout.


9 comments:

  1. WOW, this is really beautiful, Susanne! So many nice details.
    Great tutorial, thank you so much!!
    Greetings from Spain :)
    <3

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  2. This is fabulous! I love what you've done....just getting into pocket letters, so I REALLY enjoyed reading how you created yours:) Thanks for sharing :):)

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  3. This I realy like, Susanne! Great ide using pocket. And I though the background was absolutly smashing.
    Hugs, Anita ♥

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  4. Lovely pocket cards, Suzz, thanks for sharing tutorial!!

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  5. Wow Susanne - I have never done anything like your pocket letter before... but it looks like a lot of fun. So interesting how you did the background. Every piece of it is so wonderful - so obvious that they all go together. Love the colors you chose. Thanks bunches for sharing. It's really completely beautiful. j.

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  6. Lovely colours Susanne. So many lovely details. The bird is very sweet. Hugz

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  7. Amazing piece of art work, dear Susanne ;)

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  8. Love your muted background and the stamps too...

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  9. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! Hugs, Susanne.

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