I seem to have come down with some stomach and flu bug. GAH! So I have been at home for the last two days in bed feeling very sorry for myself. Unfortunately I seem to pick up lots of bugs from where I work. Occupational hazard you may say. I say it is a curse!
So I have had lots of time on my hands to think about Christmas card ideas and watch videos on You Tube of different card making techniques. Some wonderful stuff out there and I am learning a lot.
One particular website which I love at the moment is Two peas in a bucket. There are some fabulous ideas and technique videos. One designer that caught my eye was Jennifer McGuire who is doing a series of technique videos on there right now as part of their Holiday Thinking Inking series. Jennifer also has her own website which has more ideas which are inspiring me too. One particular idea that I found was for a gift card make and thought I would incorporate it with a 'punny' Christmas card.
As part of my recent Elzybells stash, I had a set of sheep stamps (yes I like sheep and I live in Wales!). There are three cute sheep grouped together and it got me thinking. I teamed it up with some Tim Holtz distress inks, watercolour paper, embossing powder, a PTI crown stamp and some Elzybell alphabet stamps and came up with this.
I have to say I was particularly pleased with this card and my chappie thinks it is hilarious.
Background: Watercolour paper-Windsor and Newton, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China distress inks (Sky)-Placed on an acrylic block and spritzed before placing on watercolour paper.
Grass was created with same technique but using Tim Holtz Pine Needles and Peeled Paint distress inks. Paper then was cut and layered for dimension.
Sky was stamped with PTI Daily Designs snowflake and embossed with white.
Sheep: Elzybell sheep stamp, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink and watercoloured with Tim Holtz Vintage Paper Distress Ink.
Sheep crowns: PTI Daily Design Crown and embossed with a gold, bronze and red glitter embossing powders.
Sentiment: Created with Elzybell alphabet and distressed with TH Vintage Paper.
Inside the card is a handy gift card holder. I tried to take photos but they came out a bit blurred. But this is the video I used as Inspiration for this....great idea and very simple indeed.
Till next time xxxx