Hello friends and visitors! Back in the beginning of the year (yesterday, it seems!), I made a little crafty promise to myself, several in fact. One of my resolutions was to make at least one Christmas card per month, so I would not feel so stressed during the season. Another promise I made to myself was to use one of the crafty goodies my good friend, Autumn (SewPaperPaint) sent me in my gigantic Christmas package. I paired these two resolutions up and met them for February with this Christmas card.
The star of the show here, the lovely ornament die cuts were a few that Autumn sent me. They were cut from patterned card, but I wanted them a little simpler, so I gave them a coat of black gesso, and
heat embossed with Stampendous and Tim Holtz stamps in gold.
I had some of these glittered pine boughs in my stash, and I was happy to include them at no time cost to me. They had been previously glittered with Tim's Glitter Dust.
This is seam binding ribbon I had in my stash, and I attempted to dye it with the oxide and ink, but the colors wouldn't 'stick' well, nor did the ribbon want to hold a shape, so I gave that a good drenching of the Perfect Pearls mist which helped to tie this all together. A quick dash into the fibers drawer and I found this gold twine to make a little bow for the ornament. Finished in less than 30 minutes! I think I do better without a plan! If I had more time, I think I would change one thing: put an extra coat of gesso on. Oh, well, two things--I would also seal the gesso before heat embossing.
Country View Challenges-February 2017-Time Challenge 30 Minutes or Under
Paper Artsy 2017 Topic #2 -Masks
So inspired by Ingrid's use of gold glitter and in her title Let Your Imagination Fly. Masking can't be seen on my card, but I masked my stamp before inking.
Scrapy Land Challenge #60 Add Texture I used a Sizzix Bigz die and die cuts given to me:).
Creative Artist Challenge #23-Anything Mixed Media Goes
Penny Black and More-February-Use Your Favorite Stamp This old Christmas greeting is my favorite way to say Merry Christmas! It has gotten so much use and is so old, it's falling apart.
A Vintage Journey-February Challenge-Words That Are Special What could be more special than "Merry Christmas"?
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #199-"Green"
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #58
I chose cream, green and brown and used a lot of black (neutral).
Crafty Cardmakers #182-Add Some Texture
Stamplorations February Challenge-Stamps and Retro
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