It's that time again, time to freak out with the Freaks on our monthly blog tour! If you've just arrived from Wendy Weixler's blog, you are in the right spot!
But if you started right here, fear not! You can manage to get all the way around the entire tour just by following the links at the bottom of each post.
This post is going live on the evening of the 19th, so if you find some posts in our tour have not yet posted, please be patient. The entire tour should be accessible at some point this evening. Keep checking back!
The theme of this tour is Christmas! For a lot of people, it's their favoritest time of the year (think children who usually have nothing to do but get gifts) or others for whom it's just a heck of a lot of work (think moms who do the cooking, shopping, wrapping, and arrange for holiday "fun" and who are flat out exhausted by the time Christmas evening rolls around). Regardless if you are at one extreme, the other, or somewhere in between, I'm here to show you a couple of projects that hopefully will inspire you in your Christmas card endeavors.I decided to do "One Designer Series Paper, Two Different Looks" as my subtheme and I whipped these two cards out this morning in a couple of hours because my life is pretty much horribly busy right now, but sometimes that pressure can push me to new heights! Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Wonderful Wreath, A Banner Christmas; Paper - Season of Style DSP, Whisper White; Ink - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler; Other - Clear EP, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details,Irridescent Ice EP, dimensionals, Regals Candy Dots, Simply Scored Tool.
GOJUS!!! (YILM!) This is the "clean" look I achieved using the Season of Style paper. Since it's got Whisper White as one of it's colors, I used that for my neutral. Yes, Whisper White can be a little thin for card bases, but if you put layers on the front and another layer inside for your inside greeting, it really doesn't matter. You get a nice sturdy card from all the layering!
I also did some fun stuff:
I used Irridescent Ice EP to emboss the wreath and painted my Cherry Cobbler candy dots with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make my own small glimmer brads. I'm so dang clever! (YILM!)
For my next project,I went for the "dirty" look with the same paper. Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Oh Holy Night, Christmas Messages; Paper - Season of Style DSP, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, ; Ink - Cherry Cobbler; Other - Deco Labels Framelits, Chevron embossing folder, Season of Style washi tape, Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments, Brights Candy Dots, sponge wedges, Dimensionals.