>> Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The last day of November is usually the day I start to panic because I haven't decorated yet, bought enough presents, or made enough Christmas Cards. This year is no different - I still need to make a bunch more Christmas cards to have enough to send out. Here is one more down, and I think I will make a few more like it.
To start this card, I stamped the Cardinal on Branch image and colored it with Tim Holtz distress crayons, CTMH ink using a blender pen, water color pencils, and a white gel pen. Then I stamped the new Holly Jingle Bells image twice and fussy cut both out. I colored them with water colored pencils and distress crayons. On one of the images, I cut only the holy out and added some SU! Dazzling Details to make the berries pop. Next, I chalked the background rubbing a sponge on some chalk and then rubbing it all around my image and panel. It still needed something so I used stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I then rubbed some of the TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges. On the sentiment banner, I used the new Holly Days Christmas Greeting rubbing on a bit of the chalk so it wouldn't look so white.
Hope you are not as late as me with your Christmas cards!