I didn't know of him, but somehow this work seemed familiar ... tell me, did anyone else immediately think of surf boards or is it just me? I was primarily inspired by the colours of this piece. The minute I saw them I knew that I wanted to try to make a Christmas card (for multiple reasons, not the least of which was because I scrambled last year to get cards out in time!). But I also had other things in mind.
I first made a little four-card (I know! I need to make more, and will, but I kinda ran out of time) note set (4-1/4"x3-1/2").
They were so much fun to make! Everything I used is from PTI: Brushed Blooms, Petite Pots (their Anniversary set for 2015 which I absolutely adore - so easy to use and so versatile)l and Fresh Floral Wrap Ups. The little butterfly on the last card is from Beautiful Butterflies, and I fussy cut it!! Me!! Each cards has elements that are stamped directly onto the card front, then some popped-up die cuts, and then one double-popped-up cut. I am so left brained that everything ALWAYS has to be even-steven and pretty symmetrical too. No masking, oviously, was done on these notes, just simple, sweet and easy :) And because masking is just too darn difficult.
And then I made a Christmas card. I knew I was going to use Peaceful Pinecones but I have no idea where the Stickles came from!! Me!! Using Stickles!! On something other than Ruldolph's nose!!
In real life, the background is all glittery and very pretty. I layered an oval mat over my card front and ink blended Hawaiian Shores ink, added the Stickles, let it dry and layered on the pinecone cuts. I finished with a Keep It Simple: Merry Christmas sentiment.
All PTI: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate