I see that everyone is ramping up their Christmas stash. I don't usually work too much ahead, I like a little pressure and I won't send handmade to everyone, but here I am with a Christmas card. I fell in love with this ornament and all the others of that style in other colors: https://riverbendhome.com/products/v...sc50538-886283
This is also for yesterday's F4A (choose a song, Silent Night here) and Monday's TLC (stamp through a handmade stencil). I thought I'd be so smart and cut some of the postage stamp dies for my stamping...not so smart as you can't tell what shape it is. that's why I put a frame around one of them. Once again, I used a vintage postage stamp; all of it is on a stash bubble painting from a previous TLC. A fun technique, you just put some water in a cup, along with some drops of reinkers and Dawn dish soap, blow through a straw to build up bubbles and quickly print before the bubbles pop. I can't remember if there is a tutorial for it.
Yes, Christmas will come this year, whether we are together or not. No clue what is going to happen.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 GMT Views: 374
Registered: September 3, 2007 Location: native Texan living in extreme N. GA Posts: 73026
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 8:42 AM
this is such a wonderful Christmas card, Jean! I adore the faux postage stamp w/ the glittery snowflakes. I hear you on the last minute thing...if it wasn't for the last minute, most things would never get done!
Registered: August 30, 2006 Location: Saugus, Massachusetts Posts: 61602
Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 9:11 AM
A great inspired design - love that background and must try it out - and I remember that wonderful 1963 Christmas stamp! I was collecting stamps at that time in my life and was so excited when each new stamp came out as well as all of the gorgeous foreign country stamps. So pretty with your stampings and glitter!
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Sat, Oct 24, 2020 @ 9:27 AM
Perfect asymmetrical card with texture, pattern, color, shimmer, and balance! The shimmer blue layer is perfect. Your bubble bg and explanation has me wanting to run into the kitchen and give the technique another try as earlier attempts were a failure (not the petite bubbles you achieved!). Silent night is on the replay tape in my head now and I love how the vintage stamp repeats the thought. Lovely, bfnm! Fav’ed too.
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