How the heck are ya?? Any snow yet? Here in Carmel, not a stitch. . .we've had some flurries but that's been it. Hard to be in the mood for decorating but I'm forcing it. I've invited my Mom over tomorrow for a "Christmas decorating lunch". I'm putting up the tree and decorations right after lunch with her help. I will have wine in hand!
OK, on to the post. All Christmas today with a couple of fun techniques. Here is the first which is my favorite:
You know me and scenes. I created one of these for Halloween. These images are from Recollections cling stamps. The bear took a LOT of fussy cutting but it was worth it. I colored the images with Bic markers. The "ice" is a cut out piece of patterned paper that I used diamond glaze to look like it was "real ice". I then used liquid applique around the little pond to look like snow. Not sure who the paper in the background is by. SCS has a great tutorial for this card HERE. So there is the first technique. Here is the second:
This is an origami folded Christmas tree, and it is so easy to do. I love how it looks, and I've made another one which I will show you next week. You can find a great video on how to fold this tree HERE. The embossing folder I used on this one is a new one from Sizzix. It is pine branches and it is beautiful. Here is a side view of the card to give you an idea of depth:
I used same embossing folder on the next card with another technique:
No matter how many photos I took of this, I could not pick up all the glitter. I made the mats totally glittered by using ScorIt tape around the edges then loading it up with glitter. It look so beautiful IRL. I double stamped the pine cone and cut one out. I colored both with markers and on the one I cut out, I cut out individual pieces and pulled them up for a ton of 3-D. Then I glittered all of the prongs of the pine cone for more sparkle. Here is a close up:
Well, that's it for this post! So glad that you stopped by. If you have snow where you are, can you send some this way to help me get into the mood??? Thanks!
Pic of the Week
This video is one of my favorites for Christmas. If you've not seen it, you will LOVE it. . .watch for the Giant Schnauzer. . .
Again, thanks for coming by and taking time to see my stuff. Hope you've enjoyed yourself!
Love you guys!
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