Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas banner with PaperArtsy stamps

Hello Everyone, I'm here with the second inspirational project for our December challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is: Christmas

This is a quite big, an 18x24 cm banner without the tinsel. For making this big banner, I had to use the Sizzix Plus Banners Framelits dies.

For creating this banner, I stamped the Christmas image onto a Neenah Solar White paper with Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then following an original Thomas Nast illustration I started to colour my image with Copic Sketch markers. The stamp I used was Hot Pick Xmas 04.

Then I stamped the Merry Christmas text to a watercolour paper with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink. I cut the text out with scissors and with a brush I adhered watered Antique Linen ink. For this, I used an Antique Linen reinker. The text was part of the Eclectica Scrapcosy 08 set.

The first layer of this card was a watercolour paper and I stamped the snowflakes randomly for creating a background for my Santa. For this, I used the Noel Plate 4 stamp set and to be able to stamp the snowflakes randomly, I cut the snowflakes stamp apart to get 12 individual snowflake stamps. I stamped the snowflakes with Ranger Archival Watering Can ink.

When I was ready with this, again I aged the paper by adding diluted Antique Linen ink on the surface.

For more ageing, I distressed the edges with a knife and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

Then I toned back the snowflakes and the Antique Linen colour with a little white paint. For this, I always use the Amsterdam White acrylic paint because there's not too much pigment in the paint, so it doesn't cover and make disappear the image underneath. So it's perfect for fading. 

I spattered the banner with diluted Vintage Photo ink, I dried the ink with my heat tool, then I adhered the images to this banner. 

Then I cut out a second layer from green cardstock and aged the edges.

The next layer was a red cardstock and I stamped the snowflakes randomly around the edges with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

I put the banner together, punched two holes for the tinsel twine and added four mirrored stars to the corners of the banner.

Then, for protection, I covered the whole banner with Micro Glaze.

Do you know that this Santa image by Thomas Nast was the first drawing which portrays Santa as a fat, jolly man in a red suit?

If you still have a Christmas project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

Thank you for stopping by and merry Christmas to you!!!

With my banner, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Warm Winter Wishes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

Craft Stamper Magazine: December TIMI challenge


  1. I love this banner - such a wonderful addition to your decoration.

  2. I love a bit of Vintage Christmas… A lovely image from Paper Artsy, well coloured too! xx

  3. I love the vintage look of your banner. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Have a lovely Christmas xx

  4. I love everything Vintage, your banner is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge.

    Have a lovely Christmas!

    Majo - DT ♥

  5. I love your banner, Monika! The Santa image is lovely!
    Big hugs Evelyn xx


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