Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry And Bright Christmas Card

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by today, happy Christmas Eve day!  I am here with a quick post today to share my final card to link up with Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge, I can't believe that I actually got them all done this year!  Thanks to Linda for a wonderful and inspiring challenge sponsored by her online shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique, it's been so much fun.

My card today was based on Linda's week 12 tag and I was inspired by her use of all her 'leftover' bits and bobs from previous makes, her use of Tim Holtz's wonderful vintage Christmas ephemera and that fun retro tissue paper trim.


The first 'leftover' that I used on my card was a piece of Arches 140 lb cold press watercolour paper that had been roaming around my craft bench for months!  I inked the smooth side up with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, spritzed it with water and then stamped it with Tim's Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamps and Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  More spritzing with water followed and then I spattered the background panel with some Heidi Swapp White Color Shine spray.


I love Tim's Idea-ology Christmas Fringe that he came out with this year but the colour wasn't going to work with my card so I wondered if it was possible to make some of my own?  I cut a couple of strips of silver and white tissue paper (just the cheapo $1 store stuff) and sewed it down the middle on my machine.  I then snipped both sides towards the center line of stitching, making sure to not cut the stitches as I went.

I then crinkled it up, smoothed it out a bit and voila, some tissue paper fringe!  Not quite as full and sturdy as Tim's but not a bad substitution!


The stamped watercolour paper background then got adhered to a white card blank and the silver and white tissue paper fringe was glued along the bottom edge.  I then started to gather up some of my 'leftovers': Mini Paper Snowflake foiled die cuts, bits of Mini Holiday Greens die cut from Kraft-Stock and foiled toner sheet and some assorted vintage ephemera from Tim's Festive Ephemera pack, one of his Christmas Quote Chips and a Christmas Paper Doll.

And then I just layered everything up and glued it into place, here are a couple of close ups.




I hope that you've enjoyed seeing my Merry And Bright Christmas card and thanks again to Linda for her wonderful Christmas tag challenge.


I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you all joy, good health and prosperity.  I took this picture from our front door yesterday just as the sun was setting behind the snow laden trees and it seemed the perfect way for me to convey my heart felt wishes to you all.  Happy Holidays!  Deb xo


3 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, another great fun card. Hope you are having a lovely Christmas. Sending big hugs, Angela xXx

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  2. Ok, I could easily tip over at any moment! Deb, your card is BEAUTIFUL and you, my dear, get the creativity award this season! That fringe turned out perfectly, and I might add, better than Ideaolgy's (sorry, people!) I tried to make my own, but I was too lazy to get the sewing machine out. I'm pretty sure the glue I used was the problem. :):).

    You've created a lovely background, and those swirly snowflakes look fabulous. I've only used mine a time or two, but we still have the rest of winter, right? And that snowy scene outside your door is amazing and your photo of it is stunning! Thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout this year! Happy New Year! Hugs! Sara Emily

    PS Congratulations on getting 'em all done, and with time to spare! Good luck in the draw!

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  3. Love what you have done with your bits and bots, Deb. Great work and the handmade fringe is absolutely perfect - how fun is that? Your card is totally Merry & Bright - it made me smile! I'm delighted you played along this year. Sorry I'm running a little behind schedule with closing out the challenge. I'll be back tonight with the winners post. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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