|Chickadee Stamp: Impression Obsession|
I can't believe that it is Christmas Eve! I hope each and everyone of you are with people you love! I feel like I blinked the day after Thanksgiving and it was Christmas! Has time moved in double time in your life too? Crazy - I have gotten projects done, but haven't gotten them posted here on my blog...so let's slow down the clock....and catch up!
This card started running around in my head from the moment that I saw the Poppy Stamp Arched Window Die (and Luminary Die). It reminded me of some of the old stone churches that I saw while I was visiting Scotland a few years ago. Then I found the Frosted Film (by Tim Holtz Ideology) - and a plan began to come together. Sometimes it isn't about "just getting the project done" - you have to just follow the creative path and see where it takes you. This may be one of my favorite projects I have ever done. I enjoyed focusing on the details (like the little chickadee nestled in the snow on the window ledge)...and experimenting with products to get the results I wanted (like turning the brick embossing folder into a stone wall)
I colored the frosted film with copics - I really love that it so luminous.
The garland greenery was all cut with Impression Obsession dies or punched with a Martha Stewart branch punch. The snow was added with Liquid Applique and a bit of glitter.
Here is a video that will walk you through all the steps:
And then I had some fun with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gears.
The basic design plan was to do a tone-on-tone card with a few pops of color. I love this vintage Santa stamp from Santa Stationary (Papertrey Ink).
Here is the tutorial if you are interested in seeing the details of how this card was created:
And finally here is the card I made for Weston. It is a pop-up card that will fold flat for mailing. Although I made this little scene with the deer pretty masculine, you could use this basic design for all kinds of cards...I will definitely be doing more of these.
It will stand up on its own! Very fun...
Here is the tutorial:
I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to sharing some fun projects with you in 2013!