Penny Black Hedgie Shuffle
Copic markers on Copic Xpress Paper
airbrush background, enhanced with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky
Glossy Accents on skating area
Spellbinder Matting Basics A
Blue Recollection Matting, then Heidi Grace Frost Boulevard
Blue foil embossed with Darice Holly EF
Merry Christmas & tree outline stickers colored with copics
Elizabeth Craft silver sticker for framing.
Let me tell you how I found the blue foil. (Now maybe you've already had this idea! I thought it was a brainstorm when I had it!). I had gone into our local Dollar Store, looking for some wedge makeup sponges and the little foam applicators used for applying eye shadow. Didn't have 'em. But, as I walked in the door, there was a big display of Christmas bags, small ones 3 for $1. Larger ones 2 for $1. I looked at the bright colors and thought "Hmmm, the S/Binder foil packs are pretty expensive. Wonder how this would work". Well, only a dollar, so I grabbed up a couple of the sets. The only difficulty I had, was - the bags had creases, and it didn't emboss out. So in taping it down on the card, the crease was still visible on the right side. Hence the silver strip to disguise this crease...and it wasn't really 'that bad', but I could see it. The strip did a good job, but it did not go down well at the corners. After picking it up, replacing it, multiple times, still not getting a 'neat join', I said, "That's it. I'm going with it as it is!" On the whole, I like this little card...as I'm a PB Hedgie fan. Think I'll do this image again, try to do a more professional looking job with the strips. Also I wondered if ironing the bag on a cool setting might help with the creases. Or better yet, cut around them. It was an economy foil substitution, and I think with the bigger bags, I won't have the problem. This was one of the tiny bags, as my thought was: If I totally hose this up, I won't be wasting much!!!
Think I'll pop back over to Rudolph Day and Penny Black and More, as I think both challenges allow up to 3 entries. What fun. Check both these challenges out when you have time. Might be fun to enter if you've something that fits. Hugs.