It's Merry Monday time again. How are you coming on your Christmas cards? Only about 8 more weeks before they need to be sent.
Here's Lesley's fun challenge for this week.
Just look at those beautiful snowflakes.
I have tried and tried to get this photo to look as pretty as the actual card, but this is the best I can do. Here's a close up that I think gives a better idea of the shine.
The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is asking for a Christmas card without any red or green.
I saw this technique done on a video a couple of years ago but I can't find the video now. It was done by Catherine Pooler. Edited to add the link to the tutorial here.
To do this technique take a cellophane bag (you can also use a plastic sandwich bag) and cut off 2 sides so that it opens up flat. Put a drop each of Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Island Indigo in the bag and a couple drops of Frost White Shimmer paint. Spritzed a couple times with water and foldthe bag closed letting all the colors smoosh together. Open it back up and lay a piece of cardstock on one side. If you miss a spot, just lay it down again. I colored another piece with the other side of the bag.
I got too much shimmer paint in this. Instead of a drop or two, I had a glob.
You can see another smoosh background on this card.
Maybe my photo editing skills have improved.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Snow Swirled (retired)
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Glimmer Paper
Other: Re-inkers (Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Island Indigo), Frost White Shimmer Paint (available on the Clearance Rack), Snowflake die (Impression Obsession), Basic Rhinestones
I hope to see a snowy card from you in the Merry Monday gallery. And treat yourself to a look at the Design Team's cards. They're awesome!
Thanks for stopping by.