Need to finish another Thanksgiving card & address envelopes, but first I have 3 more Christmas projects to share with you.
First is my entry for Christmas Kickstart's Snow Challenge
. I pulled out a 2011 Hero Arts stamp called Merriest Christmas Wishes.
It's really wonderful we now have positioners, especially for rubber stamps like this with a lot of solid area. I stamped each color (VersaMagic Night Sky & Purple Hydrangea) multiple times to get the look I wanted. The snowy dots are part of the stamp, but I wanted them to stand out more. That was easy to accomplish with my white gel pen. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the bird for a touch of shimmer. The sentiment from the same set was stamped on a doubled vellum strip & attached at an angle before adding the panel to a silver mat. Ended up nice & flat for mailing, so probably will send this one overseas.
Next is my entry for Time Out
. I'm trying mostly to just buy something when I have a gift certificate. However, Linda's poinsettia cards
made it impossible for me to resist the HA Paper Layering Poinsettia die set. Must admit, I'm glad I gave in!
I began this card by making the plaid panel using W&W Rugby Stripe stencil, Brilliance Graphite Black & Rocket Red & finger daubers. The inks would have a smooth look using a sponge applicator, but the daubers gave me some texture, which I liked. I just used the medium & small poinsettia layers--cutting each one twice. Then I added the Rocket Red ink all over & the Graphite Black on the ends. Decided a little sparkle was needed, so I used Star Dust Stickles all over the bottom layers & on the ends of the top layers.
The sentiment from HA Merriest Christmas Wishes was white embossed on a black strip. Finished off with a black sequin for the flower center & a few black Pico Embellisher dots. Don't think I've ever used this much black for a Christmas card, but it still looks festive to me.
My last project is another tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags
. This one was inspired by one of Lindsey's on Day 9. I really liked the foliage at the top of the round tag. The Lil Inker bow die is a single die that cuts all 3 pieces, so I cut it twice to get the 2 tone bow on this tag
. The bow made from the left overs was still sitting on my table & thought it'd be great with some foliage die cuts.
I used IO Pine Branches & PTI Simple Stems. Decided to add the sentiment from W&W, but there's still room to write the recipient's name. I'll probably attach it to the plate of pumpkin muffins I always give one of my friends.
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