Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It's A Wonderful Life Christmas Card

I made this card a few weeks ago but didn't want to share it until the recipient had it in hand.  

Let's start with the tag.  It is a Ranger #8 Mixed Media Tag and a pine bough from the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set has been cut from the center.  Next the tag was stamped with the Tim Holtz Sparkles Background, embossed with Ranger's Liquid Platinum powder, and sprayed with Distress Spray Stain (a few different reds).  I colored the pine bough and a scrap of paper with Distress Inks, attached the scrap behind the tag, added glue and Distress Dry Glitter Rock Candy to the die cut bough and layered it onto the tag.  Around the edges of the tag is Texture Paste and Rock Candy Glitter.  The Tim Holtz Idea-ology berries and pine cones were colored with alcohol ink and then paint and glitter added to the pine cones. The paint and glitter was done a few times as alcohol ink kept bleeding up through.  I tied the cones together with craft thread and glue them, the berries and a silver metallic bow onto the tag. 

The black cardstock layer is stenciled using Tim's plaid stencil and Distress Oxide Ink.  The Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz Snowflakes are stamped and then embossed using white powder.  The edges are inked with Distress Picket Fence and then they are stitched with Idea-ology thread.  Craft Tape from Tim's Christmas pack is wrapped at the bottom.  Distress Crayon Picket Fence was used on the Merry Christmas Idea-ology piece to bring out the words, it's attached to the panel with foam tape and then Craft Thread attached, wrapped around and bow tied.  The tag is attached to the panel with foam tape.  The Paper Dolls are from the Christmas pack, a little tinting done with Distress Markers.  The Idea-ology deer is colored with Alcohol Ink.  Everything is attached to the panel and the panel attached to a folded red card.  Finally some of the Idea-ology Metallic Stickers are added, the edges of the white ones inked with Distress Marker.  


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the peeps... Merry Christmas!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you created the tag with the Liquid Platinum powder and snowy texture paste for the border - amazing 😁. The snowflake background on the pretty paper is perfect too! Wishing you Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas! J 😊