I made this background last week but never got around to using it. Today I had a few moments and decided since my Christmas card stash is very depleted that I would make it into a Christmas card.
I used the Gina K. Designs stamps again. The white pine cone image is from the Stately Flowers 6 and the sentiment is from the Stately Flowers 5 sets. I stamped them onto the Bisters background with Gina K. Designs black ink. I only colored over the needles with a water based marker and then added some white to have it look like a bit of snow on the needles. The pine cone I stamped with the Gina K. Designs black ink and then used an old Tombo blending pen which went dry to add the bleach. Once I had it bleached out I then colored in with a lighter brown water based marker. And, again over the top of the cones I added some white gel pen to make it look like some snow on the cone.
My snowflake background on the red is an embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland series of embossing folders. There were several that came as a set. Once I had the red card stock embossed I took Gina K. Designs white ink pad and swiped over the background so that the flakes would pop more.
My focal image on the Bister background and a piece of acetate were die cut from Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty-Five set. Before I fastened them together with gold brads I took my Sailor Gold Pen and went around the outer edges of the inside layer. I placed some gold fiber from Gina K. Designs behind the die cut and then added it with pop dots onto the snowflake background. I finished the design by adding the sentiment which was embossed in gold onto the strip of white vellum. My base card was white card stock.
I tied the design on the outside with the inside by adding a portion of the pine cone in the lower left corner. Only thing left to do with the card is to add an inside sentiment.
Yay! One more card added to my stash.
This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week in which vellum and acetate were to be used on a holiday card.
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