Hi Blog Friends!
I have a Christmas Card for you today! Let me set the scene....I put in a new CD by Susan Boyle, Home for Christmas & began my card! It's PERFECT MUSIC for crafting Christmas Cards! So soothing & beautiful! As I ran from one room to the other...sewing machine is in the other room, I even got to hear my sweet hubby enjoying the music; He was singing along too!
When I make Christmas cards, my mind ALWAYS goes to the WONDERFUL Christmas Songs that are out there... from the old church hymns, to the Santa Clause songs, to some of the new songs out today! AND what better way to get inspiration than to use one of these beautiful songs?
PLUS, we live out in the country, so when it snows, it SNOWS! Blankets of white cover the earth, the trees & the roads! Billows of smoke rise from the roof tops as the people inside try to stay warm, maybe having some hot cocoa & cookies. So, when I saw this stamp at Flourishes--Snow Wonderful, I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!
I'm entering this card in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!
Check here for more information on this challenge, so you can play along too:
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday:
I'm ALWAYS looking for sketches to use!
Well, here's my card:
Flourishes Challenge is to use Stitching on your card, so I pulled out my sewing machine & I've used Gold Thread on my card---around the edge on the designer paper with sheet music on it. I also used Gold Stitching on the red designer paper that I matted the main image on! AND I stitched the little Gold Star on the ribbon by hand with Gold Thread. Some straight stitching & some wonky stitching, makes it pure fun & adds some glitz for the season!
The red matting is not a die, it is a shape I drew out & cut out myself, wanting a specific look! I also edged it with a Gold Krylon pen.
When you buy this image from Flourishes, don't forget to purchase the die that goes with it--
The Classic Keyhole Template Die!
I EVEN pulled out my Copic Airbrush System my Sweetie bought me awhile back & airbrushed the sentiment in a Pale Blue, my first time using it! And I couldn't resist putting a classic plaid ribbon with this, & of course, I used dimensionals to pop the main image & sentiment up!
I WISH you could see how this image looks 3-D! I used Copic Markers to color it in, & stickles to add sparkle to the snow, including the birch trees in the front... when the snow sticks to the trees & glistens after a frosty cold night!
Makes me happy to be living in a place that isn't too far from looking like this!
Additional Supplies not mentioned above:
SU- Garden Green Card Stock
The Paper Studio- Old World Winter Paper Pack- Designer Paper
PTI- Star Gazer Die- Star
Memento- Rich Cocoa Ink
SU- Corner Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tea Dye
American Crafts- Galaxy Marker- White
I hear it'll be getting COLD outside soon! HOPE you're in a WARM & COZY place like this when it hits!
Singing Christmas Carols!
P.S. Working on my Christmas Cards today--12/5/13 & I made just a little change to this card & thought I'd show you! Can you see what the difference is?
HOPE you like!