Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Christmas Card

Here is a short post to share a Christmas card with you all.  I'm normally not a card person.   But I wanted to make some for my family this year.   Here is my first attempt:

I used a cream cardstock for the card itself.  Then a I took a piece of green patterned paper that had white flourishes and floral designs and used Antique Linen Distress Ink to make the white elements match the cream color of my cardstock card.  I then used Walnut Stain DI to age the edges.  The next layer is made from Tim Holtz (and Ranger) Watercolor cardstock.  I used favorite wood block stamps of a post card and winter scene collage to create this gorgeous focal image for the card.  It was colored with Distress Markers and a Water Brush.  I added a strip of pattern paper to look like it binding all the paper elements together.

I think took some vintage newsprint paper and glued it to a piece of cardstock and die cut some holly accents for my card (using Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Holly w/Berries #5).  This die cut comes out in one piece.  I cut the holly leaves off the berries so that I cut reposition them later.  I colored them berries and leaves with Distress Markers and a water brush.  I then added some outlines with some alcohol ink markers.  Next I inked the surface of berries and holly leaves with Distress Embossing Ink and dipped the pieces in some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).  I melted the UTEE with heat tool.  When the pieces cooled, I glued them on the paper strip with Glossy Accents (which you will see got a little out of hand if you look close enough :) ).

And that is my very first blog Christmas card.  I am proud of myself.  I think I'll make another one ;)  -- Mary Elizabeth


barbarayaya62 said...

Your style is unique and original! This vintage tag is very beautiful, your works are always full of details! Amazing! Hugs BArbarayaya

butterfly said...

It's adorable, Mary Elizabeth - perfect vintage look to go with that wonderful stamp, and just the right amount of sparkle!
Alison xx