I got quite productive yesterday making Christmas cards. I still have many, many more to go but I'm making a dent.
My card today turned out nothing like how I had in my mind. You know that paper crafter's mantra " there are no mistakes, just design opportunities,"well, that is totally what occurred with this card. I started out creating the background with my Zig Real Brush markers and some water color paper. I then decided to use the Sweater Weather cutting plate by TE to cut the design into the paper. Oops, the paper was too thick for the intricate design on the cutting plate. I almost pitched it, but after taking a second look decided I'd just use it as an "embossed" background and continue with the card. I actually kind of like the way it worked. So, I guess our mantra is a good one, LOL.
My personal mantra is don't be quick to judge before the embellishments go on. Before the gold string and gold sequin, the care still looked a little blah. After adding the gold embellishments, a whole new card!
The sketch from Sunday Stamps #114 inspired my card layout and with it's the fairly clean design, I think I can play along with this week's The Paper Player's Challenge of CAS Christmas.
Stamps: Make A Mitten set by Stampin' Up and sentiment from Polar Pals set by Avery Elle
Paper: Tim Holtz water color paper, SU Cucumber Crush card stock
Ink: Zig Real Brush Water Color Markers and VersaMark
Other: Sweater Weather Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX die, SU white EP, heat tool, gold sequin, gold coil, the Big Shot, dimensionals
I'm off to Nashville bright and early tomorrow morning for the rest of the week. Work meetings all week. I hope you all have a nice one.
Thanks for looking in,