I started with a 5 3/4 by 53/4" piece of scrapbook paper and gave it a few sprays of Spritz Rocka Fella Blue and Vibez Blue Jeans.
I added some bits of gessoed chipboard and gave it some more colour. I also sprayed some of the Vibez straight onto a back ground stamp and stamped it onto the paper for some more interest.
Next I prepared a background panel. I took some corrugated packaging, scraped on a mix of texture paste and sand paste for texture, using a palette knife and when it had dried and cracked, used the same two sprays on that also. I then adhered it more or less to the center of my card. I also did some background stamping with an old text stamp.
I then layered some snowflake dies on top of each other. I covered them with gel medium, sprinkled on Rock Candy Distress Glitter and when that had dried I added some colour with Inklingz in Penny For Your Thoughts, spraying some water so the colour would not get too dark.
Next I took some wooden leaf embellishments, gave them a coat of gesso and then used the same 3 colours to colour them.
Time to layer it all up on my card. I added a ribbon still, coloured with the two sprays, some brads, again gessoed and coloured in the same way and finally a sentiment.
I wetted the edges of the paper with water and then curled them up and let it dry to give it all a distressed and shabby look.
Next I matted on some dark card and a 7 x 7 card blank and my card was done..
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Thanks for visiting today and have fun making your own Christmas Cards! Shimmerz beautiful shimmering paints and sprays are just perfect for Christmas!