Thursday, October 22, 2015

Three-fer Xmas

...fitting crafting in early mornings and late nights... Geez!

Here's a card I started making last night as my youngest was reading Bram Stoker's Dracula aloud... Finally, I'm making a Xmas card and she's reading a Halloween book! Ahhh, irony...

Here it is:

This card was based on this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches by Jen:

I was randomly drawn for the gift certificate for the My Favorite Things store for an MFT Color Challenge last month, and since I am desperately trying to limit my craft-spending due to the building of a craft-shack (lots of money has gone there), I  ordered something that the GC would cover.  I got Gold Texture-luxe paste!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Supplies and notes:
  • Faber-Castell Texture-luxe gold paste pasted through an old (read "hella-old") Provo Craft stencil and sprinkled with Stampendous Frantage in Shabby White,  heated  over my toaster (ummm, I use a toaster for embossing over 90% of time...that's how my mom taught me in the late 80s/early 90s)
  •  Made the sentiment with my Zig emboss writer and some pewter powder, then cut it  out casually (quick, imperfect), edged with metallic Color Box, and popped it up at a cant.
Ahhh, let's look at it again :)


  1. The textured gold Christmas tree looks awesome, thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

  2. Nice sparkle!!! A really elegant little CAS card!

  3. Love your cards. Seriously gorgeous embossing (no matter how you do it :) ). Stunning tree. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog the other day. Your comments meant so much to me. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. -- Mary Eizabeth

  4. The textured look of your Christmas tree is so cool! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. What a gorgeous effect! I love the texture and mix of golden colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.