Hello my dear followers!
This card may come as a surprise to you as I'm usually not this early with my Christmas makes, but I'm guest designing on a challenge blog today and we were supposed to use our birthstone colour on our project..
I googled what mine was and it turns out it's Garnet..
Red.. Oh my..
Not my colour really..
But then I thought..
I love using red on my Christmas makes and I have that gorgeous Tilda waiting in the drawer..
And that's how I came up with this card..
Of course I had to have a play with some Maja Design papers..
I chose the I Wish Collection..
The card's base is made with a GoKreate die - the biggest one of the Large Frames Frilly #5..
The smaller frame frame under the snowflake is a Magnolia Doohickey from the Vintage Square set..
Here is my beloved Poinsettia Tilda from the Aspen Holidays Collection 2016..
I paired her with a sentiment from that same collection..
The name of that set is Dreaming of Ornament Kit..
The image is stamped with Archival Ink and I coloured her with Distress Inks..
I combine both, ink pads and reinkers..
I also used my sewing machine as you can see..
I always feel a project isn't really finished if I don't add a stitch or two..
Here are some close-ups..
I've used quite a few doilies, some cheesecloth, even some corrugated cardboard that I covered with Gesso to tone it down a bit..
There's a Bark Heart with a little WOC rose on top..
And let's not forget the Snowflurry Background Doohickey..
I used it on the front and on the inside..
The top one consists of three layers.. It was a nasty job, I tell you, but I really wanted it to be sturdy so it won't break that easily..
The inside circles are made with Spellbinders dies..
One Standard Circle Large and a Petite Scalloped Circle Large..
The one on the back is from the Triple Tear set..
There are lots of half-pearls on the front and back as well..
The dots around her are white Frantage embossing powder..
The layer behind the stamped image is made out of Bazzill Classic 12x12 Kraft..
My absolute favourite when it comes to kraft paper..
The snowflakes are cut out of Bazzill Cardstock as well.. That's the Bazzill Mono Canvas 12x12 in white..
Also a favourite of mine..
Well that's all.. For now..
I really hope you enjoyed your stay, got inspired and learned something new!