It's almost the end of August and I have nowhere near enough Christmas cards made. In an attempt to remedy this sad, sad, situation I've made four - yes four - today, so in no particular order here they are.
I was inspired to try this technique after reading Heather Telford's post in Bits and Pieces, and create my own patterned paper by stamping a sheet of watercolour paper which I then cut up to create the four toppers. Of course, I didn't have the same materials as Heather but I found a poinsettia stamp in my stash that was similar to the one she used. All the stamping was done with a combination of distress markers and ink pads and then I used a paint brush and water to fill in the petals and leaves by drawing the ink from the outlines and then adding extra detail with the markers wherever it was needed. Once it was completely dry I added gold Liquid Pearl drops to the centres of the flowers.
To make the cards, I created two card bases from dark green cardstock, one square and one A5 size, and found two ready-made ones in my stash, one square black and the other an A5 window style in white. Next I cut the stamped sheet into strips and squares to fit the various cards. Three toppers are matted on to gold card - from the snippet mountain - and all the greetings were die-cut from yet more snippets of gold card.
- Cardstock - A4 sheet of white watercolour card, 2 A4 sheets of dark green card (Papermill Direct), snippets of gold card; black square card base; white window card base
- Stamps - Papermania's First Noel set
- Markers and Ink, Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint distress markers, Memento Cantaloupe and Pear Tart for the poinsettia, and Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood ink pads
- Dies - all word dies from Tattered Lace mini die set
- Gold Liquid Pearls
I'm submitting these cards to the following challenges:
The August Rudolph Days Challenge over at Mo's - anything goes as long as it's Christmas themedCraftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 243 - use gold
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August 2015 - also anything Christmas themed goesPixie's Snippets Playground - Week 191 - more snippets used up
That's four more added to the my little stock of Christmas cards, just a few more and I'll be able to relax :)
Happy Rudolph Day,