Hello friends and followers.
Once again I found myself scrambling in December
to get enough Christmas cards done to send out.
I LOVE making Christmas cards - but I also love
making cards for every other reasons (LOL) which puts
me behind when I need them.
So...this year I'm going to try to make at least one Christmas
card a month. Hey 12 by December is better than 0 don't you agree?!
This is my first one using an adorable stamp set called
BEARY BIG HUGS! by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Here's a little bit more about how I made this card:
The background is the negative (or reverse) side of
a stencil that I had swirled a bunch of Nuevo glimmer
paste on. I misted the panel as well as the paper
and pressed down the stencil as firmly and evenly
as I could. If you zoom in you can see the snowflakes.
I think a thinner paper (this is watercolor paper) might have
shown details of the snowflakes better.
It wasn't quite what I was expecting by I really like it.
The stencil is Sparkling Snowflakes (also by Kraftin' Kimmie).
The blue tag is actually a recycled Christmas tag from
one of my packages. I used it as a template to cut the
second tag and then sponged all over it with Sparkling Sapphire
(KKS hybrid ink). I pressed a bit hard a couple times
to get more of a smudged look to match the background.
I forgot to tie on a piece of twine before I glued down the
white tag (shucks!) so I covered the hole with an enamel dot.
Stamped a few extra snowflakes from the Snowflake Kisses
(after sponging) and fussy cut the copic colored bear.
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Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! Hugs! D