Today is my eldest brother’s birthday. I made an alcohol inked background on glossy cardstock with pearl fixative to give it some shine. Then I mixed some acrylic paint with water to thin it and splattered it with a paint brush for the illusion of snow. I cut various tree lines with snow banks on textured white cardstock on the Silhouette and mounted them with increasing layers of dimensional foam adhesive for depth. Added an Elizabeth Craft die cut greeting (designed by Suzanne from Quietfire designs) that I had cut from similarly prepared alcohol inked glossy cardstock. Hope he likes it!
Alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. Birches stamp by Stampscapes and sentiment is a Quietfire one cut on the Silhouette
So here it is, a week before Christmas and I am just finishing my cards to pop in the mail! Better late than never, I think!
I was excited yesterday to receive my order from Quietfire Stamps. Suzanne’s signature elegant calligraphy style is evident in both this poinsettia stamp and the Season’s Greeting die cut. This is the first die cut I have ordered from there, and after I mounted foil paper on Ken Oliver’s StickIt adhesive sheet and ran it through my sizzix, it cut like butter! I did an embossed snowflake panel and put it on foam, then heat embossed two poinsettias with gold on vellum, fussy cut them, and used clear dimensional adhesive by Kooltak to attach them to the card.
I donated this collection of 10 Christmas cards to the Health Centre Christmas auction that was held last night and they sold for $180! It was a lot of fun and funds were raised for the resident’s activity fund.
Inspired by Ingrid over on Stampnation!
The residents’ family Christmas dinner is coming up next week, so I made place cards for them. I stamped a Christmas background script, gold embossed poinsettias on vellem and fussy cut them out, and used little 3D sleighs to write their names on. I then edged each card with versa mark and gold embossed the edges to give it a vintage feel.