Hi Everyone! I'm back again with my version of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Week 7. Yes, I know it's out of order, but this one just spoke to me, and I wanted to get started on it right away. I'm cranking these cards out just as fast as I can, and posting until my fingers hurt! My Internet service is not helping one bit...everything has had to be done twice today, and it's slow as molasses!
Here is Linda's gorgeous tag with lots of Frozen goodness and glitz! I was inspired by her text background, Vintage Christmas greeting, her use of the gilding foil and her layered snowflake! Just a feast for my festive eyes! And she was able to capture it all so beautifully on camera--extra points in my opinion!
I used a Stampin' Up script background image in Jet Black Archival, blended on Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Old Paper and gave it the ole' spritz and flick for those awesome subtle droplets. Like Linda, I gave it a spritz or two of Brushed Pewter Distress stain, and when dry added silver texture paste through my new Tim Holtz Snowflake stencil I got in my last Funkie Junkie order.
I used some of my gilding transfer sheets from my stash on the texture paste snowflakes.Iit didn't adhere on the snowflakes,more around them, and not too well, I might add! I think my paste may have something in it that resists my old (sh...Martha Stewart) foils.
I really had fun with the snowflake! It's cut using Tim's Layering Snowflake and painted with Brushed Pewter. While the paint was wet, I gave it a spritz or two of Vintage Photo Distress spray and some water for a nice grungy look and dried with my heat gun. Then I embossed it using the accompanying Texture Fade. I edged in Ground Expresso Distress ink. I added some gold wax to the raised areas and sprinkled with Antique Silver Frantage. Drying from underneath gives this the most textural grungy metal look that I LOVE! I used some of the Frantage on the background, too, while it was out to redeem myself of my poor gilding job. The snowflake was popped up on foam tape.
I used the same greeting as Linda, embossing in gold, fussy cutting, and blending with Old Paper and edging in Vintage Photo inks. This was also popped up with foam tape. Thank you, Linda, for your shop..it is my sole provider of Ranger Black foam adhesive tape! You can see just a tiche of the gold foiling on the snowflake to the right of the sentiment below and those gorgeous Frantage drops!
I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim influence is through his spritz and flick technique, his vintage grunge style, and his numerous products used here.
Thank you for your visit and for your sweet comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!