I was inspired by the blue and silver colors, obviously, and I ran with it, as I was the recent recipient of a Lunagirl gift certificate, and I bought the Blue Xmas sheet. So cool. I recommend checking the Lunagirl site out. (I'm trying to stay away because I'm still saving my pennies for the finishing touches of my scrap-shack... freaking French doors... going to cost as much to ship as the doors themselves...) Anyway, I digress...
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Supplies and notes:
- Like I said, the image is from Lunagirl. I printed it into 65# Core'dinations cardstock, then I used my new fave technique to seal it: Mod Podge applied with a hotel keycard. I popped up the image over the ribbon and encyclopedia page. Oooh, I also copied what my Blog-friend Pia has done (on this card, for example) and sprinkled a little Frantage over the image to look like snow! Thanks for the inspiration, Pia! I used Shabby Blue Frantage, FYI
- There is an old library card and an old encyclopedia scrap (nobody would normally see, but it's the "Christmas" page... I took a close-up for your viewing pleasure, haha)
- Seam binding from a variety store that was going out of business
- Tim Holtz buttons, shanks removed
- Wilton flower stamens dabbed with some Walnut Stain Distress Paint
- Stickles glitter in Ice
- The library card was originally painted with Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Picket Fence but it didn't give me the streakiness I desired. So then I screwed up my silver Distress Stain by being impatient. For the final layer, I painted my woodgrain stamp with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint and stamped it. The verdict? Too much blue. I almost wish I would have made the woodgrain brown.