Sunday, July 20, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge #34 - Photo Inspiration

Are you getting your Christmas cards done?  If so, great!  If not, why not join us over at the Christmas Card Challenge and get started?  We have a great photo inspiration for you this week.
 
 Great inspiration, don't you think?  I love Christmas cookies, especially with anise.  The bakery that made my favorite anise cookies closed recently and I'm crushed!  There's another bakery that makes them, but they are not the same.  Anyway, I'm hankering for one right now! 
 
My card this week focuses on those star cookies.  At first, I colored some embossing paste and "painted" it on the kraft cardstock, but when it dried it wasn't looking so good.  So plan B was to cut the stars (the smaller ones were created with a punch and the large one was stamped and hand cut...no die for it!) several times from kraft and then once in white, green, and red.  I added some white liquid pearls to the red and green ones and then added some glitter over it while still wet.  The white one has red stickles added to it.  I then layered the snowflakes on top, as in the photo.  The small white snowflakes were added randomly and the sentiment stamped and embossed in white.
 
I used the Clean & Simple sketch for my layout inspiration.
 
The CCC team has some great inspiration for you as well on these blogs.
 
 
Happy stamping!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Layered Postmark: Holiday (PTI)
Paper:  Neenah white, garden green, real red, kraft
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Star punch, Let It Snowflake dies (MFT), liquid pearls, red stickles, white embossing powder, glitter dot, glitter
 

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4 comments:

Lynn said...

All kinds of fabulous die cuts. Love how you interpreted the sketch.

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

This is awesomely inspired, Lisa:) Those stars are amazing with the pearls and flakes adorning them.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love this Christmas card! You followed the inspiration pic perfectly!

chera said...

think fabulous is the word for your take on the sketch!! This is so going into my "to be cased" file!! Thanks for playing!

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