PPSS * I have copied this design from Tara Nixon of Creative Accents in Williams Lake. I hope she doesn't mind. They do say that copying someone elses work is the most sincere form of flattery. I hope she thinks so. I have made a few small changes but I loved her card so much I didn't really want to change anything. Tara - you are a very talented lady.
Well, I finally finished these Christmas Cards. The stamps is Whipper Snapper "Woodland Pals". It was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black onto GinaK 120lb Luxury White Cardstock. I then coloured it with Copic Markers ( C1,3,5,7 E34,35,37,39, E30,31, B91,93,95,99. I then simply cut it into a rectangle and then sponged around the edges with Memento Dessert Sand and inked the edges with VersaColour Pinecone. I then mounted it onto Bazzil brown CS to frame the image. For a little added dimension I added some DecoArt Snow Writer to the hats and snow on the bottom and before it dried I sprinkled it with some Crystal Glitter Ritz Cool Highlights for a little sparkle.
The rest of the card was completed with rectangles of patterned paper from the BoBunny "Snowfall" 6x6 paper pad. I distressed the edges of each of these pieces using Adirodack Acrylic Paint Dauber in Snow Cap. Then each piece was mounted again onto pieces of Bazzil Brown CS. All the pieces were layered onto a 6x6 Bazzil blue CS.
For embellishments I used some "Merry Minis" glittery snowflakes I picked up a Michael's in their Christmas decoration section. I added some Kaiser Denium Pearls on the corner and to the snowflakes. The larger brown flower I picked up individually packed (I think they may have been from a Prima flower collection) and then daubed them with the paint dauber. The little brown flowers I purchased as a spray but had now blue flowers the right shade so I got out some white flowers and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist Frost and Smooch Spritz Sea Breeze.
The insides of the cards are each a little different as I used up the paper pad. I cut the message out of plain white CS with Spellbinders using the largest of the Standard Circles Small and then layered it some Bazzil brown CS cut using Spellbinders larges of the Classic Scalloped Circles Small.
The sentiment is called "Bright and Happy Holiday" by Impression Obession and then I inked and sponged the edges with Memento Dessert Sand for a more muted effect. I left space to be able to sign the card.
Hi, I'm a retired Home Ec teacher. I'm married and have 2 grown children. A son and a married daughter with a grandson and twins (boy and girl). As well as being an avid scrapbooker and card maker, I love to quilt and belong to Cariboo Calico Quilters group as well as the Gold Rush Grannies group. This group is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign which raises money to send to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise money to help Grandmothers in Africa raise their grandchildren that have been orphaned by aids. My other interests are cooking and baking as well as reading.