The bg is actually textured white wallpaper that I cut to size, swiped with two shades of gray ink pads and frayed the edges. It is mounted on fun foam then white cs base. The frame is Silhouette cut as are the sentiments. Added a few small dots of silver shiny ribbon cut with a hand punch.
I have been making my Christmas cards for over 20 years. Each time I find a design I don’t mind making in mass production and then usually make over 90. It is my custom to not begin till the snow flies. Well this year we saw the white stuff the second week of September so I felt the urge to get started (usual to see it in late October). I had purchased this stencil months ago but not used it yet. By laying the stencil on glossy photo paper, sprinkling color burst then a light spritz of water I got the colored halo look I was hoping for. Once air dried die cut the stitched line rectangle Let that dry then I laid the second part of the stencil down and smeared on white modeling paste. While still wet I sprinkled crystal glitter. My mat piece is a Silhouette cut backing in the shape of the reveal plus the shape of the focal image in white cs. Attaching a piece of silver sticker paper made a perfect shiny layer. All are attached to white cs base. Decided on no sentiment and will work on the inside and envelope as the months progress to the holidays. I am loving how each one is slightly different and so much of the construction can be accomplished while watching football in the living room with my guy.
Using the last of the bg paper made with gel plate and acrylic paint I stamped in black the leaves then water colored them with gold paint. Stamped sentiment with black ink. then added black and white splatter/dots. Once matted on white cs base I added the rolled yellow roses and fussy cut leaves. The gold strips on the edges was an after thought because the image needed grounding.
I enjoy making these roses from Paper Vellum sprayed with shimmer spray. My new tools for creating them is a toothpick with the end split so that it holds the paper with a piece of tape added to keep the rolling even. I split the end of the wood with an X-acto knife. The other new toy is a cordless glue gun. Love this thing, no drips, no cord and really heats fast. More details of how I make these can be found HERE
This card is only 3 1/2″ but sure packs a punch. The gear bg is white cs that has modeling paste through a stencil, then cut to fit criss cross base. Left side then got silver glitter varnish added for texture and shine. The inside has red and gold acrylic paint brayed on gel plate and transferred to white paper. Once trimmed to fit, I added black ink pad rubbed on all edges and some black splatter. Sentiment is Silhouette cut of white cs then heat set gold embossing powder. Inside pp stripe is Silhouette generated then copied and trimmed. Left the lower center of the inside for a hand written note.
Tip: Try stamping your favorite images in black on white cs, then scan and cut. Use this to heat set embossing powder for a detailed raised image. I ran this greeting through Xyron to add adhesive.
I had created this plaid last year and never used it all up. This was the perfect application for it. Once layered on black cs and I stamped in black ink the words I then glued on the Silhouette cut and heat embossed Birthday. The gold braid is actually black ribbon with gold running through it that I cut in half lengthwise and attached. All is mounted on white cs base. It seemed to me it needed more but my husband assured me it was finished, so I am going with what he likes on this one.