Monday, November 24, 2014
I enjoyed making this Christmas card yesterday with no idea how it will turn out using a very difficult stamp that rarely comes out well. This is the Silent Night Impression stamp from Paper Inspiration and I had success using the Tsukinek Slate Gray dye ink after trying numerous other inks for this particular stamp. I distress the edges of the stamp with Stampin Up Crumb Cake ink to make it look like it was a picture from an old painting of Mary and Jesus.
The Merry Christmas saying is from Cherry Lynn with the snowflakes cut off and used antique gold glitter paper with some brown color added to make it look antique. The corners are from the Cherry Lynn Lace Deco Corner Set. I added a charm saying Jesus between Merry and Christmas.
The frame is from Die'Sire Create-A-Card called Decandence and the backing of the frame is a metallic bronze color paper. The flourish behind Merry Christmas is from Memory Box.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I started with the CL French Pastry doily and added the small CL Merry Christmas saying which comes in two sizes. Using red glitter paper, I cut out the poinsettia and used green paper for the branches using the CL Christmas Candle Light die leaving out the candles. I cut out a second poinsettia and branch from the CL Christmas Candle Light die from photo paper that I colored in pink for the poinsettia and green for the branches and glued it on bottom of the red CL Christmas Candle Light die which gives the poinsettia a realistic look. I added a bow from the Cottage Cutz Holly Wreath die and added gold glitter in the middle of the bow as well as using the gold glitter in the middle of the poinsettia.
Cherry Lynn dies:
French Pastry Doily DL102
Merry Christmas saying B186
Christmas Candle Light DL 174