Welcome to the first day of our Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes! Starting today and going through November 23rd we’ll be giving away a fantastic prize every day to a lucky winner: the latest and greatest art supplies, gift certificates to your favorite companies, books, magazines, and more! Enter every day for a chance to win on our Holiday Sweepstakes page, and check in on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog often, as we’ll be bringing you fun posts on the great stuff that’s available!
Today’s prize is a $250 merchandise certificate to Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, and tomorrow’s prize is a one-year subscription to Artists Network TV. Enter for a chance to win some of Ranger’s new products on Sunday, November 13th. Just in time for holiday creating (and giving), this prize includes: Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Dear Santa Stamp and Stencil Set, Coloring Sheets, Stickles® and Liquid Pearls™ Holiday Sets, Dina Wakley Media Scribbly Vintage Holiday Stamp and Stencil Set, Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons and Watercolor Cardstock, and more!
Here’s a quick and easy project for making a cute gift tag and a card:
I chose 2 stamps (the snowman and Christmas tree) from the Dylusions set and stamped them with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black onto white cardstock. With these polymer stamps, you can see right through them while stamping, so you can place them exactly where you want them—no guessing! Since the snowman would become a folded tag, I stamped the image half-way down on the piece of cardstock.
Next, I selected areas of the snowman to color with Distress Crayons. I used Candied Apple, Lucky Clover, and Dried Marigold, which offered vibrant, full color. I folded the card right above the pom-pom on the hat, and cut out the snowman close to the stamped line, leaving the hat area connected to allow the tag to open. I punched a small hole through the top of the tag and added a ribbon.
Distress Crayons are amazing to work with—they’re water-reactive, and perfect for achieving watercolor effects, smudging, and blending on art journal pages, cards, canvases, and other non-porous surfaces. Once dry, you can write over them with permanent pens, making them even more versatile.
For the card, I cut out the center sections and then fussy cut around the tree. The cut-outs give this image great dimension when it’s mounted on paper.
Glittery dots were added with Stickles, and the tree was layered on 3 decorative papers and adhered to a folded white card.
There are so many fun mixed-media techniques you can incorporate with these stamps and the other items in this prize package to create fun artwork for the holidays and beyond. Think garlands, package toppers, ornaments, and place cards, plus art journal pages, handmade books, stationery, collages, and much more. Don’t forget to go to our Holiday Sweepstakes page and sign up every day for a chance to win!