After subbing at school all day, I came home and vaccumed the house, cleaned all the bathrooms and made a card! In the end, I ruined the focal point (I'll share that below so you can avoid this mistake!) and had to finish it up this morning.
For this card I clear embossed snowflakes from the Vintage Santa set on the background. I also colored my ornaments (Joyful Ornaments) with Tombow Markers and then embossed them with Transcendence powder. This stuff is amazing since it lets you emboss a dye ink (even Palette inks!)...it looks very elegant in real life.
Last night after I stamped the ornaments I thought they would look really neat covered with Tim Holtz's crackle glass...for a really vintage look. What I had forgotten was that the liquid made the markers run so the ornaments lost their crisp look. Unfortunately, everything was glued in place so this morning I just reinked up the ornaments, embossed them and glued them over the ugly ones! Lesson learned: always try a sample first of how a liquid or even embossing powder may change your ink colors.
The green part looks cool but the design in the red was totally lost and just made it ugly!
This other project I have is a blast from the past...I used to make these quite often as little gifts to give out. A tag pouch (using a 6x6 scrapbook album sleeve) filled with Christmas gift tags. I love making these because they are quick and you can really mix up your sets to make some cute little tags! I hope this inspires you...