Now it's not that I don't like snow but as we're planning to hop across the ocean back to the UK for Christmas, the last thing I need is a snowstorm to mess things up! So by all means, let it snow but in those places that need it - ski resorts, the North Pole etc - just not New Jersey!!
Although I have finished and mailed my Christmas cards for this year - don't hate me, I mail so many to England that I have to get them done early - I'm still making the odd ones here and there. I can always save them for next year :) I saw a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp & Show which was to take inspiration from Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Xmas and decided to give it a go. This is a bit out of my comfort zone but I thought it was time for a change - you don't know until you try. I can't say I'm totally happy with the end result and I don't really know why - maybe I need to do some more playing and get used to it. I did spend a lot of time making the card though hence the blog post - I would welcome any constructive criticism (I think!).
I watched some of the many Tim Holtz video clips on the tags and decided to use some embossing techniques and Distress Ink blending. The background is an old music score and I heat embossed some stamped TH snowflakes on it with white embossing powder - then I inked it up with Distress inks, sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls and flicked some water droplets on it. The bottom strip is torn corrugated scrap card with a heavy coating of embossing powder and Stickles and I cut the Xmas trees with my Cameo and both dry and heat embossed them (they're lovely and glossy IRL). I added a few embellies in the bottom corner and some small punched out snowflakes, sparkly letter stickers and gems.
I don't think I'm too keen on the bottom left corner - it makes it look unbalanced and the OCD side of me doesn't like that! Anyway, it's done and it's one for the stockpile for next year.
I would like to enter it into the challenges at -
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