I decided with so many christmas challenges around that I would eventually have to make a start on my christmas cards. I can't even say that the weather has been keeping me in a summer mood as of late it has been all over the place , even though today is quite pleasant.
Hubby and son are in the kitchen cooking up some bbq sauce for tommorrow when sis in law and hubby are coming over so I sneaked away to play, not that I really feel like doing much as eating coslaw for dinner last night I broke one of my back teeth, so much for a healthy diet of fresh veg!
Anyway my christmas card, not my usual style at all in fact I think it looks a bit vintagy, something I shy away from as I'm pretty useless at it when I try to do a card in that style, but I don't think its bad for 20 minutes including colouring and cutting out the image. I guess that makes it clean and simple too.
The papers are some I've had ages, they were part of a block but the front cover has long since disappeared, but cutting a couple of strips from one sheet and just sticking down on top of another makes the base come together pretty fast. The image is a gorjuss girl coloured in olive saffron and deep cherry, with vanilla and ivory skin tone. I used some pearlised textured paper that I wish I'd bought more of from a computer fair a few years ago and a ribbon that was on a christmas cracker last year, recyclings always good. I stamped 'merry christmas' with another sugar nellie stamp and double embossed with pearl gold embossing powder.I added a few lines of sparkle to the swirls on the base paper with sakura glaze pen. It all just seemed to make itself.
Totally papercrafts-clean and simple well it did onlty take 20 mins to make
Secret crafter saturday challenge-christmas in august
Totally gorjuss-christmas in august
The sugar bowl-sketch layout and pearls9 Does my pearl paper and pearl embossing powder count or does it have to be real pearls?)
Fab n funky-3 papers,2 embellishments and 1 image
Lexi's creations-emboss it, well I embossed my sentiment and used embossed paper , hope this is enough
Creative inspirations-christmas in august
One stitch at a time-use shapes
Critter challenge-red and stripes