mercredi 5 octobre 2011

Christmas is near!

Hello! I know, you don't believe me. But it's true! It's coming up fast and we all better start to think about those cards! Fortunately, some new challenges are up to help us with this task. Here's the first one, by Hero Arts. Their monthly challenge is Holiday cards, idem with non-holiday stamps and sketches. When I read the second part of the announcement, I was thrilled! Two out of my 3 published cards in Holiday Cards & More were made using non-holiday products so I just could put that thinking cap back on!

Monday night I couldn't fall asleep and was browsing my stamps in my head. Suddenly, a bulb went off! I thought I found the right stamp! I even stood up from the bed and started working on something but my husband woke up and I had to sleep on my idea till the next day... But as they say, "La nuit porte conseil" and when I woke up, I could precise my idea.

So, after all this blah-blah, here's my card. I went for the fern stamp, masked off a part of it and stamped and white embossed it. To dress borders of the panel, I inked partly Classic Fabric Design with Versamark, stamped and coated the image with Perfect Pearls. It looks a bit as stamped in white but in real life it shines and changes.

Here's a close up.

To make the tree a little more real, I've added glittery brads and a star to the top that I coated in glitter myself. The sentiment is by myStamp Box as I still, believe it or not, do not own any Season sentiment by HA. But this year I will! :)

When my son saw that card, he immediately said: "Oh, a Christmas tree!" Hopefully, you'll have the same reaction! :) Thanks for visiting!

3 commentaires:

Barb a dit…

Agata, the fern makes a beautiful, flocked tree! So creative!

Sue McRae a dit…

What a creative and fun way to use the fern stamp!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 a dit…

You're on a roll. Love the shimmer of the perfect pearls & a great idea with the fern.