As you already know I am not really in the card making business, but there are certain times of the year when people expect from you to use the regular snail mail system and send a few great seasonal lines to them. I need to admit, that a good old-fashioned Xmas card never satisfied me, so I love the idea of Craft Stamper Magazine Take it, Make it November challenge that asks: “Use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image!” Yuppie, that’s for me. I immediately began to brainstorm and pushed my hand inside the drawer that holds my favourite stamps, of course Stampotique Originals. So not any Xmas stamp was used and here is the result:
The background is actually the new Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder Snowfall, that I inked with distress ink.
And now my trees, oh my trees… yes, there I used Stampotique Originals In stitches (#8118) stamp with embossing ink and clear embossing powder. Then I coloured my background with dylusion inks and finally I ironed the clear embossing powder down. Like that I got a decoration like fir trees, so I just needed to trim some, a bigger and a smaller. Then I used 2 hearts out of Hanging hearts (#6119) stamp with archival ink to decorate the top of those trees.
For the text Joy I used Alphabitties (#6010) and Encore gold ink. Finally I draw the ground under my trees with a gel pen and tadaah:
Have a very merry and joyous holiday Everyone!