Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Night Before Christmas with CHF

Oh, don't ya just love getting new stamps in the mail?!! I just got my order from Cornish Heritage Farms yesterday, so had to jump right in with a Christmas card. The image and sentiment are from a new set called Night Before Christmas. The design of the images in this set makes them PERFECT for making tags, but of course, you can also use them for cards.

I took the little circular snowy village image, along with the sentiment, and colored them with Copics (detail on the right). For the background, I tried distressing a piece of kraft paper with Rangers Distress Ink in peeled paint, but boy, was that paper thirsty!! It drank up that ink and made it all but disappear when it was dry! So I did another coat, then stamped randomly with a pine image from Stampin' Up!'s Peaceful Wishes set (retired) using Always Artichoke dye ink. Then I used Versamark to stamp the medallion from CHF's Ornamental Beauty, and to randomly stamp the little snowflake from Night Before Christmas. I then heat-embossed them all with white embossing powder, and assembled my card. The buttons are from my stash, and the little sparkly dots are "glitter domes" by Mark Richards (just picked them up from Archiver's).

Thanks for looking, and Happy Tuesday!


LeAnne said...

How pretty-I just got this set, too, and will be using it for my upcoming Christmas card class! Love it! Can't wait to play!!!

Colleen Kramer said...

Very lovely! Love the layers you created with your stamped background.