Isn't this gorgeous? I don't really like the cold and snow but it certainly looks beautiful! This photo of Central Park makes me want to spend the holidays in NYC. Nichole Heady has more inspiration over at her blog so make sure you check it out.
My first, and favourite, card just made it itself. It's so simple ...
I cut a stencil with my Silhouette and used embossing paste for the background snow. A couple of Peaceful Pinecone die cuts and it was done. I love all of the sentiments in PTI's O'Tannenbaum stamp set and I find myself stamping them on almost every project. Oh, I used some rainstones for the first time ever - I've been hoarding them.
Next is a card with images from the O'Tannenbaum stamp set ...
Very simple but hard to photograph - the entire image panel was glittered with *contaminated* (yes, I might have dropped some Antique Linen glitter in the jar by mistake at one time or another) Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Glitter after it had been stamped. I've done this before and like the effect, it's almost like glass. But it's very difficult to capture this in a photo, especially with the weather we're having here today, completely cloudy and almost foggy. A closeup shows the glitter a little bit better. In real life this is a very pretty card, if I do say so myself! The background patterned paper is from Betsy Veldman's Tinsel & Tags' kit.
Continuing along, another in the "white series" (can't help it, I love white) ...
So I guess I'm also liking that banner from the Tinsel & Tags kit - this time I turned it around :). I used Smokey Shadow ink, stamped off one time, for the banner image and then heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder. That tree from In the Meadow has been stamped in Fresh Ink's Mint and then glittered with Martha Stewart coarse glitter. In real life it shines like crazy!
This shaker was made with Betsy's Shaker Shapes: Ornament die and a Sparkle word cut. I absolutely love this ornament shaker die and am in the middle of making 24 photo ornaments for our Christmas tree. I do photos of our grandsons for the tree every year and this die is making it so easy (and so cute) this year. This card looks like a red and cream Scandinavian Christmas to me. The patterned paper is an old scrap from Echo Park that I had in my stash.
Last project, promise, a snowflake gift tag. I've decided that my wrapping scheme this year is Kraft, Red and Pink. I found wrapping paper that is very close to Sweet Blush, so I'm one happy girl. I haven't decided on my tags yet, but this design is in the running. I usually make multiples of three to five different designs.
It's impossible to see, but the centre of the snowflakes has been glittered up. And that's it for me! No more playing until all my Christmas projects are completely finished. So many to do!