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This week's inspirational tag can be seen here. This week I took the snowflakes, the amazing embossed background, the vintage Santa stamp and the twine to inspire my card. Here is what I made.
I started with a blank sheet of smooth card and used my Distress Inks to create a blue based background
I added Pumice Stone DI to give some contrast to the blues.
I used a very old snowflake stamp I own and stamped the card with Versamark watermark ink and then added some clear embossing powder.
I then used my heat gun to melt the powder.
Next I blended Vintage photo distress ink and it gave a really cool resist effect showing the blue underneath the embossing.
I cut out various snowflakes and my Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas sentiment. I added colour with my distress inks.
I placed the snowflakes in the corners adding a bow of twine as a feature. The vintage Santa stamp is by Visible Image.
I made an oval plaque to hold the sentiment and added a red bow and some red gems to give just a hint of red to the card.
I have put it up for sale in my Etsy shop here. I have several Christmas card for sale and I do combine postage or if you do not buy from Etsy just email me if you have an interest in buying any of my cards.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #8
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Visible Image Make it Sparkle
Crafts to Challenge You Vintage the main theme is A vintage Christmas and the twist for the next 3 weeks is polychromatic, 3 colours or more. I have used blue, brown and red.
Divas by Design Something snowy
Creative Creations Sparkle and shine
Vintage Stamping challenges Traditional Christmas
Bunny Zoe Shabby chic/vintage
Stamping sensations Christmas
Penny Black and More Anything goes
Little Claire's Christmas
Make it Monday Linky party #167
Loves rubberstamps Shabby chic or vintage
Pan Pastel UK anything goes
Crafty sentiments Designs Christmas
Christmas cards all year round winter wonderland/snow
Sparkle Creations bling
ABC Christmas W for winter wishes
I am sure you will not be surprised that there will be a Daisy photo or two here as well ;0) We had a lovely visit on Friday, she is doing really well and is starting to really focus when she opens those sweet eyes. We are planning another trip to visit on Friday..I am counting down the hours.
The photo below came in last night so is a bit dark but I could not resist adding it for a real awwwww moment....Vivienne will really appreciate the bunny ;0)
One last piece of exciting news is that this year I am joining my friend Lori, for her annual Visions of Sugarplums. Christmas blog event. How apt this is for me, Mrs Christmas. If you love Christmas you will really enjoy this. Please can I ask you to spread the world to all the other crafters out there, prizes are to won just for visiting and commenting! There is a logo in my side bar...please pass it on or even add the gorgeous logo below with a link. Thanks so much. I will be sharing a couple of Christmas themed posts with you...my favourite time of the year really is nearly here (36days) ;0)
Thanks for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving, I so enjoy reading every single one of them. And a really warm welcome to my newest followers...enjoy ;0)
Bye for now,