I was visiting with my friend and SU demo Stasia yesterday and was casually flipping through a pad of designer paper she had on her table when I came across this wonderful red plaid. And right behind it was the beautiful red polka dot. BINGO! Stasia generously shared it with me and my plaid Christmas card was borne.
I broke out my new Tim Holtz Christmas Background and Borders texture fades, embossed and sponged a piece of CS with Vintage Photo DI. Then I used the new Sticky Embossing Powder on the high points and applied the new Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter - I am totally hooked on this new glitter. The reindeer was glittered too, but for adhesive, I used Glossy Accents. The reindeer was cut from white chipboard and edged with Vintage Photo DI before I glittered her. I had some fun with two different rosette dies to make the double rosette and then adhered a rusty star which had been dry brushed with gesso.
A little burlap ribbon, some of Tim's new tinsel twine and some rusty bells made a little cluster embellishment. The tinsel twine is great - very flexible, not wired like a pipe cleaner, but more like string (guess that's why it's called Tinsel Twine) and it easily tied in a bow. I dyed a clothes pin with Cherry Cobbler reinker and the words are from the new Seasonal Chit Chat stickers. The greenery is from the Festive Greenery decorative strip die and colored with Bundled Sage. The holly leaves were also painted with Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
And that's it for this card. The supplies used are listed below and are available at great prices at The Funkie Junkie Boutique (Ranger products are 20% below MSRP). If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reader Question: How did I distress the bells? They come already rusted (see set below) and I dry brushed them with a tiny bit of gesso to give the white washed look.
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