Here is Linda's gorgeous folksy homespun tag, loaded with lots of festive details. I was inspired by her embossed trees, her use of ribbon, and that special little detail I love the most--stamped and stenciled holly sprays on the background. I especially love that she stamped text into those holly leaves, and I tried to achieve that same look, but failed miserably. I was really inspired by that delicate flourish/bauble die cut, but after a thorough search of my dies, I came up empty handed. Looks like I need to order that from Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I notice that it's even further discounted right at this very minute, so I need to make this fast before she sells out!
Speaking of The Funkie Junkie Boutique, unless you live under a rock like I did up 'til last week, you probably know about Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge and that Linda's shop is sponsoring her challenge with THREE generous gift vouchers to the shop to three lucky winners! So you need to put aside all those holiday preparations and get crafting! Just for participating and following the rules, you will receive a 15% off coupon for your January order!
Now to the details of my card.For my background, I used Tim's Stars stencil, and stamped a Tim Holtz image using Archival ink, dried and blended Distress ink, Mustard Seed through the stencil once more. While the ink was wet, I embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder. I blended over the embossed stars with Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks and gave it a little spritz and flick and dried again. I edged with Ground Expresso.
I used Tim's Tree Line die and embossed them with Winter Wonderland (apt name, con't you think?) powder I picked up at a yardsale this summer. I got a box full of the most unusual powders for a dollar!!! Score! It has the most incredible shimmer, but Mr. I does not pick it up. Perhaps if you squint real hard you can see a tiny bit of glimmer. I popped this up with a little Ranger black foam adhesive tape (sold at the Funkie Junkie) The ribbon and vintage gold trim are from my stash. Peace is Tim's Handwritten Holidays die from the Funkie Junkie cut from a piece of scrap from a previous card.
That wraps up another card! I forget how many more 'til I complete Linda's challenge, but I guess not everyone on my list will get a Christmas card on time! I hope you are enjoying your Christmas preparations and finding time for some peace and joy!
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim influence is in his spritz and flick technique, his vintage grunge style, and in using his Distress products, Layering stencils and dies.
Artistic Stamper December's Creative Challenge Christmas Not much stamping, but it's there in the stars!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Holly Jolly Stamping Not much stamping, but it's there in the stars!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your awesome comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!