Heya! Less than a week til Christmas. How exiting! :D I can't wait for THE day to arrive. :) In my town they made a "Christmas village" in the park with activities for kids, stalls where you can buy those last minute Christmas gifts etc. It's lovely! It's only there for 2 days though. Yesterday was the first day and today is the second one. I was there yesterday, but I'm going there again today. :)
Today I would like to show you another Christmas card that I made. It's on the way to my friend overseas right now. It's been travelling for quite a while now so I hope it'll get there in time for Christmas.
This card was very much inspired by my sweet friend Pamellia. She uses texture paste and stencils on pretty much all her creations to create her own backgrounds. And I'm always "wowed" by how great they turn out. I'm telling you, that girl is as Artist with the capital A. So, I wanted to make my own stenciled background too. I did cheat a little, because I used Prima's red paper as a base, but hey, I did some stenciling and I used the texture paste for the first time ever. And I just love the result!
Doesn't the background look great?! I really like it. I used Heidi Swapp stencil and home-made glitter paste. I didn't have enough glitters, so I experimented a bit and added some other stuff in there (don't ask lol), but now it looks really shimmery in real life, just the way I like it. :) I used the recipe for glitter paste that Pamellia shared on her blog. If you look closely to that red poinsettia that I made with La-La Land die you will see, that I added some micro beads to the center. I got that idea from Pamellia as well. I bought gesso th other day and added some of it on the poinsettia as well.
I used the sweet Marci from La-La Land as my main image and I coloured her with distress inks.
I also added some glitter glue on the bauble. I love my glitter glue. He he. The sentiment came with the stamp.
Well, that's it from me for today. Have a wonderful weekend and big holiday hugs to all of you.
I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Fussy and fancy
Creative inspirations: Christmas/New Year
Live & love crafts: With love
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Anything goes
Hanna and friends: Christmas
7 kids college fund: Anything goes + optional Christmas
Dream valley: Christmas
Deep ocean: Christmas all around