You ever start out with a good idea, and then it just seems like everything you touch, doesn't work out to what was in your imagination? These 2 cards are great examples of that, but I really did like the way #1 turned out.
- HLS Mixed Christmas Sentiments clear set used for the sentiment. Heat embossed with Ranger's Gold Fine Detail EP, rathen than my fav Queen's Gold. This fine detail EP works better with sentiments, but I like the gold gleam of Queen's Gold much better.
The next card was die cut from the 1st green background created while trying to get the transparent paste a shade of green that I liked. First idea was to add the stenciled tree above on this background, but would have been Too Much Green! (remember I've been doing St. Pat's cards!)
- S/B Holiday Tree die to cut out the tree shape. Going ok so far. Traced the tree outline shape onto Gold Mirror paper, fussy cut, started putting tiny dots of glue around on the green to adhere. This glue is _supposed_ to dry clear, and I did blot as I pressed the green to the gold. When it dried, I could see smears of the glue. (Well if the light hit just right). So 2nd idea not working out so great. Hunted through my gems stash, found these holly leaves, and started to try to cover the worst spots. I would have liked this one, if not for the glue problems. It _was_ fun to do the background...I'm finding that's something I like to do. You just never know what will result.
- HLS Mixed Christmas sentiment stamped on a snippet of the same watercolor weight paper left from trimming out the Stamplorations tree. Handcut a fishtail. No really good place to put the sentiment, so --- Hey, it can cover a glue spot!!!
I hope you enjoyed the cards, my adventures in artistry (and I always have some!) and will take time to visit my teammates to see what they've shared with Rachel's Textures Challenge. See you in 2 more weeks with another Christmas Card Club Card.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for coming by. Hugs.