Well, here we are at the beginning of December already, and I might as well start it off with a Christmas card. Most of my Christmas cards are done – I’ve made more than I’ve posted – and now I’m just having fun. If I don’t use them this year, they’ll be ready for next year. After all, now is the time I’m in the mood to make Christmas cards.
This is one of my favorite Impression Obsession sets, Holiday Cheer. The image is very detailed and I didn’t remember how large it was until I went to frame it. I colored it to match the designer paper, and then I covered most of the paper. By making the card 4 1/2” x 6” I gave myself a little more room to work.
The frame was cut with a Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die, then layered over another negative cut from Labels Eleven. The outer frame was dark green. I used a Ranger Snow Cap (white) paint dauber to give it the appearance of a dusting of snow. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on fine glitter, and then for good measure I gave it a quick spray with a matte sealer just to assure that the glitter would stay in place. All the other glitter you see (and there is plenty) is Stickles glitter glue.
Coloring was done with Copic markers on Flourishes Classic White cardstock. For a little something extra I wrapped silver cord around the die cut snowflake and “hung” a snowflake and sentiment -- Hero Arts and Stampin’ Up! respectively. The “Joy” is a larger square solid image stamp (retired Glad Tidings) which I almost always punch into a smaller shape. Both the snowflake and the sentiment are adhered in place.
I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did, too. Now . . . on to Christmas! What a busy season this is. Happy holidays!
Stamps: Impression Obsession Holiday Cheer (main image), Hero Arts small snowflake, Stampin’ Up! sentiment Paper: Red Bazzill, green, Flourishes Classic White, Wild Rose Studio Annebelle’s Christmas designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Reflection Blue, Copic markers for coloring Accessories: Silver cord, rhinestone, Stickles Glitter Glue in gold, red, and Stardust, Prisma glitter, Ranger Snow Cap paint dauber, spray matte sealer, 1/2” circle punch, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Labels Eleven, and Snowflake Wonder dies, Scotch brand foam mounting tape