I love the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection Christmas stamps. There are 4 of them to the set. I used 2 so far. I used cream cardstock for the card base. I embossed the stamps in a gold embossing powder. I added gold colored stick on pearls to each corner, and then added stitching around the stamped image with a gold pen. The piece of striped cardstock at the bottom came from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 paper pad. I also used a MME's Christmas stamp and embossed it in bright red. I used a Martha Stewart Holly Branch Pine Leaf craft punch.......I love this punch and used it for many cards. I punch them out in olive green cardstock and placed them behind the stamped image. Tied some cream ribbon on. I really like how these ones turned out. Hope you like them too.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I started working on some Christmas cards. I still need to do some Thanksgiving cards but got the itch to start some Christmas ones. This card I used the Cricut Jolly Holidays cart. This cart is so cute. I love it. I made the little house with the reindeer on top. Added some diamond dust glitter on the snow parts. I put it on a light blue cardstock for the back ground and used the swirls cuttlebug folder. I used some white DMC memory thread coming out of the chimney to look like smoke.
Well last December I gave a try at tear bears using extra thick mulberry paper. They are really cute when used on layouts. I seen some really great ones on eBay. A little while ago a girl who does the tear bears did a tutorial on You Tube. Here is the link if you want to check it out. How to make a Tear Bear So here is my attempt using her instructions. I did learn how to shade the bear. Still need lots of practice and patience. I haven't figured out how to make the muzzle look really fluffy. If I ever get one done I really like and make a layout or card with it I will be sure to post it.