This is for Michelle's WT challenge today.
For the last 5 years the Christmas Card challenge here has been a great motivator for me as I try to make Christmas cards through the year. But I've felt increasingly guilty that I don't have time to comment on cards from all the other people participating in it, so this year I didn't sign up; instead I'm aiming to self-motivate. I'm also aiming to make 4 fairly similar cards each month, to be more time-efficient.
So for this set of 4, I started out with wrinkle free distress backgrounds, using a sheet of card cut into 4, and creating the background using old paper, weathered wood and tea dye.
For this pair, I then stamped over the wrinkle free distress with CAC Swirl Lace in Tumbled Glass. Then I stamped Baroque Motif swirl with Tea Dye. Then I embossed it with a Darice Snowflake ef and sponged the snowflakes with Evergreen Bough.
After that I added two torn strips of white paper for a snowy base, and then edged the other 3 sides with Versamark and gold EP.
Angel is cut from a paper bag.
Verve sentiment stamped on white card, frame coloured with a glaze pen and gel pen highlights, centre sponged, and then I used the splash from French Foliage.
Stickles along the snowy edges and these were done.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 GMT Views: 1532
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Wed, Jan 01, 2014 @ 5:21 PM
You did awesome! Way to knock out those cards, and they turned out gorgeous, of course! Thanks for sharing awesome moments with me to begin 2014!
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Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 4:48 AM
Sabrina, I applaud you for working on your Christmas cards year 'round. It's hard when the snow melts and flowers start popping up to think "Christmas". Your cards are lovely with the trumpeting angel, torn snow lines, beautiful DP and fancy label. Happy New Year.