Monday, December 13, 2010
Last year I gave up on Christmas cards all together and sent out Valentine's cards in February instead. I was going to do that this year again, but I had a sudden inspiration! But I am SO late getting started on this year's Christmas cards! December 13th really doesn't leave me a lot of time to get them made and shipped! Honestly, I just didn't have the inspiration to do it before! After watching Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas, I feel inspired! So on my Christmas card, you'll notice several techniques from the tags (and if you don't, I'll link to the different techniques so don't worry!).
I also found this challenge over at Simon Says Stamp's blog! The challenge is to show a Tim Holtz Technique! I think I've managed that! So here we go!
I started with some printouts of my favourite Christmas Hymns. I trimmed them to fit the card front. Then I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs with Versamark on the bottom corner. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used Broken China, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks to sponge some colour onto the paper, making sure to really darken the edges to add dimension. I then added the light blue taffeta ribbon around the top before gluing those pieces down. The bottom corner is really cool. I used my Photo Corner Punch to punch out Bashful Blue Cardstock. Then I grabbed some acrylic from the packaging of D-Rings (any plastic packaging similar to this would work) and punch some photo corners out of that too. I ran the acrylic pieces through my Cuttlebug with the Cracked Texture Fade to emboss it. Isn't that cool?! I didn't want to mess the look of it up by using adhesive, so I used brads to secure it to the corner. Then the brads just looks a little too round so I dented them with a hammer (Tim Holtz using his Texture Hammer for this, but I don't have one so my regular hammer had to do!). The Christmas Ticket, is very similar to the one I made on my Log Cabin Christmas card. I used my Ticket Strip Die to cut it out. I used felt to make my own custom stamp pad and changed the colours of ink to make it match my card. Then I secured it in place with a clip from my stash. I think the card just turned out beautiful!
With this view, you can really see the embossed acrylic photo corner!
I hope you've enjoyed today's post as much as I enjoyed making it! Have a fantastic day!