I think like many of us, I am in full Christmas card making mode, - this time I have one in sepia tones to share with you.
I took some 5 x 7 smooth card and ran it through a Snowflake embossing folder.. I sprayed the whole card liberally with Truffle Spritz, added some water and dried it with my heat gun. I then very carefully highlighted the raised bits by dry brushing with some gesso for a wintry effect.
Next I diecut and embossed a large snowflake using the Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake die and matching embossing folder and used the same method to colour it, but darkening it in places with the Tarnished Treasure Inlinkz paint.
I just love the effect of the dry brushed gesso over the wonderful shimmering paints and sprays.
After adhering the large snowflake to the centre of my card it was time to embellish.
I coloured some white ribbon with the Truffle Spritz and threaded it through some lace as shown above.
Next I made a messy bow using the same ribbon, but I had crinkled it while still wet with the spray.
I adhered it to the side of my threaded piece of ribbon and added a little punched out snowflake to the centre.
I coloured a little wooden sentiment with the Tarnished Treasure paint, it only needed one coat, the Inklingz have so much pigment that it coloured the wood just perfectly, giving it just the right amount of silvery tarnished sparkle.
Lastly I darkened the background around the large snowflake with the Before Dawn spray, using a paint brush, - this to help it pop a bit more against the quite busy background. I adhered the card to a precut folded bit of card and that was it.
Well, I hope you like my shabby card and that you are having fun with your own Christmas and seasonal crafting. Don't forget, you can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, mention my name (Astrid Maclean) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice. And for people from outside the US, Shimmerz do a really good deal on postage!
Thanks for your visit today and see you next time!