Today I have a Christmas Card to share that I made to send to my fellow Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey. We are a Tim Holtz inspired group so I wanted to use his products and techniques on my card.
(I made 16 of these in a little assembly line over several days!)
For the background, I used the Stripes stencil with Ranger Distress Iced Spruce Ink on a panel of Kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment and sleigh from The Mini Holidays 5 set using Archival Jet Black Ink.
I made the 'snow' with the Speckles stencil (one of my prizes for being one of the winners for my Tim Holtz Sept tag!) with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing paste - I cut masks to cover the stampings when I stenciled the snow.
( I also had to keep washing off the Speckles stencil, as the paste really filled up the holes if I did too many cards at once and no more paste could get through, especially on the teeny tiny holes!)
I guilded the edges with some Gold Metal Leaf sheets that I've had in my stash for years - patiently waiting on the shelf for me to remember they were there! I ran a Glue Stick over the edges of the panel and then applied the gold leaf with my finger - pressing it into the glue. It's pretty messy and a lot of it flakes off (and all over my craft table, fingers, clothes, rug.....)
I'm happy to say that I have all of my Christmas cards done and in the mail! Time to start on my stash for next year!
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Anything but Cute - You've Got Happy Mail
Virginia's View Challenge - All About Glitter
Stamps and Stencils - Grungy Christmas
Frilly and Funkie - 'Tis the Season
Stamps: Mini Holidays - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Iced Spruce, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Stripes and Speckles Stencils - Tim Holtz, Eclipse tape (for masking), glue stick. Gold Metal Leaf - Stuart Superior, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste.