This card was a challenge and a delight to make! Jennifer McGuire introduced us to some interesting techniques today and this is the result of her video tutorial.
It started with Hero Arts/Sizzix Stamp + Embossing Folder Holly stamped with Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint. Secondly, I inked the inside of the embossing folder with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink before running it through. The stamped layer and the card base are Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and the middle layer is Ripe Avocado. The window was cut through each layer individually using Spellbinder Circles, Large, #3. The first cut was on the card base. After that, I marked the circle on each of the other two layers with a pencil to line them up correctly, taped the die in place and ran it through my Big Shot. Other dies used are PTI Love Lives Here Collection, Double Ended Banners, and Holly Jolly. Sentiments inside and out are from Love Lives Here: Christmas. The base of the houses are stamped with PTI Pure Poppy Dye Ink. The glittery "brads" are 1/4" punched circles of red glitter paper by Recollections stacked on two layers of Pure Poppy Cardstock.
I am certainly getting some great ideas for Christmas cards and the opportunity to learn from some of the best designers in the business. I plan to post at least one project a day for the duration of the class. I hope you will hang in there with me and offer some creative criticism!
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