I have no idea why but I've been making Christmas cards for a couple weeks now. It just doesn't want to get out of my head. My i-pod is on shuffle and every time a Christmas song comes on I skip it, so it's not like I'm trying to immerse myself in the season but I'm not trying to stop either. In the long run it's better to have cards done early.
This card uses the My Favorite Things sketch for the Guest DT challenge. This time I tried using watercolors. They can have a little bit softer quality about them which I thought would work well with a distressed aged look. If you've never used water colors with your stamping be sure to use Staz-On ink when you stamp your image. I don't know of any other ink that won't run when it gets wet, so if you're going to use any other ink, here's a tip - try it on a test patch first.
Winning this challenge just may be the most coveted prize among stampers on Splitcoast. It's definitely a goal for the MFT junkies and that includes me. The competition is amazing, there are crafters out there with some amazing skills. Every month my mouth drops to floor as I gaze at the gallery of entries. I'm sure this month will be no exception.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Inspired by Christmas"
ink - Stazon "Timber Brown" and Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Recollections gold card base; Stampin' Up "Confetti White" cs; Bazzill "Beeswax" cs Cosmo Cricket "Be Good- Poinsettia" dp
miscellaneous - Stampin' Up Watercolors; Spellbinder's 2010 Heirloom Ornament die; burlap twine; sewing machine
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTGUEST0712 - sketch
One Stop Craft #188 - Christmas in June
Creative Card Crew - Song Inspired (Joy to the World)
ABC Christmas - L is for Lyrics (Joy to the World)
Paper Playtime #77 - Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
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