December 19, 2013

For Thelma at Christmas

greeting card, santa

My good friend Jan aka Thelma (I'm Louise), acquainted me with rubber-stamping a few years' ago and back then, I never would have imagined that, someday, I would have an entire drawer full of stamps myself.

We always exchange a card at holidays and this is what I'm sending her this year. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz Components Collection and the paper is from the Merriment Paper Stash by Idea-ology.

greeting card, santa

I've entered this card in both drawings over at Simon Says Stamp (Monday challenge is use a stamp, Wednesday challenge is "bling it on").

If you haven't seen a side-by-side comparison of Distress versus regular Stickles, I've used both on this card. I used colored pencils on Santa and Tea Dye Distress Stain to age the appearance.

Now I'd better get it in the mail, there's only five more days till Christmas!

December 16, 2013

Gelli Noel

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This, my final entry into the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist contest, was inspired by Ellen herself, on Day 12.

I've had a Gelli Plate for just a few weeks now and it was fun trying to duplicate the bokeh background Ellen created for this tag. I learned quite a bit about my plate during the process and actually had a light-bulb moment or two.  Thanks, Ellen!

I'm wishing all participants a very Merry Christmas, I really enjoyed viewing everyone's tags and can't wait to see who wins.  Good Luck!

December 14, 2013

Christmas Angel

tag, angel, christmas, believe

I made this tag using the resist technique presented by Jill Foster during Day 10 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event for a chance to win a $150 store credit (fingers crossed).

For color, I used oil pastels after embossing a stamped image onto a tag primed with gesso. A bit of washi tape, some glittered snowflakes and text stamped onto tissue paper, completed the tag.

Thanks Jill, your instructions were terrific and I was glad to try this new method.