Hi everyone. Today I'm back with another Christmas card! :) My stash is building up quite nicely. :)
I'm playing along with Muse: ChristmasVisions #38. The muse for the current challenge is my good friend, Maria. Congrats Maria!
I love Maria's artsy style. I'm always learning from her as she uses lots of different mixed media products, which have become an obsession with me over the past couple of years. :)
Maria used an awesome stencil from STAMPlorations for her card, but since I recently used it on another Christmas card, I wanted to do something a little different.
I used a NBUS stamp set from StudioL2E called "Bokeh Builder". It's solid dots and outline dots in the set ... I only used the solid ones to stamp a design onto white card stock. I used the same colours as Maria's card (gold, green and red). Once my card front was covered with dots, I used it to die-cut my three layer tree. Basically, I made my own patterned paper. :) I'm happy with how it turned out.
Here's a close-up which will hopefully give you a clearer view ...
I added a glittery star at the top of the tree, and also CASED Maria's repeat sentiment across the bottom. My camera is giving me grief right now, so the photos are a bit blurry. I have already mentioned to hubby that I'm hoping for a new camera for my birthday in a couple of months. Finger's crossed! :)
Also wanted to share my recent craft shopping. I went into Vancouver to Scrapbook Warehouse --- great selection!! I was going to just buy gilding flakes and glue, but I ended with a few more things. :) I'm already thinking I need to head back there for a few more. :) Don't we have fun with this hobby?? Always so many new things to try. :)
Stamps: Bokeh Builder (StudioL2E); Holiday Arsty (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Silver glimmer paper (SU!)
Ink: Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: 5 part Pine (Elizabeth Craft Designs --- I only used three parts); Large Holiday Shapes die -- Star (Simon Says)
Muse: ChristmasVisions #38 - Maria Fischer