Monday, November 20, 2017

Neutral xmas


It's that time of the year again... Where it's not "too early" anymore to make xmas cards... In fact, it's now almost "too late."  Almost!

Supplies and notes:
  • Century-old sheet music
  • Black vintage seam binding inked with Gold AI mixative, partially affixed with Recollections brads
  • Sentiment written using a Micron 03
  • Snowflake stamp by Tim Holtz, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black and embossed with black Recollections EP.  After I cut it out, I edged it with my old cat's eye ColorBox Chalk in Blackbird. 
  • Textured panel since a couple weeks ago after seeing THIS tutorial by Autumn.  I did it a little differently: I coated a piece of pre-cut chipboard with Ranger Transparent EP, then just stamped it with a Prima crackle stamp (which I had sprayed with water to keep the gel from getting in my stamp).  nce dry, I painted it with black Liquitex gesso and then rubbed it with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush.  I started to burnish it with a baby wipe, but then the lustre was staying on the raised areas and going in the cracks... abort mission!  Just left it to dry.  
  • Gold thread from my stash
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite at the corners of the sheet music
I plan to share this with the folks at Inspirational:


  1. How fantastic! I love how much texture you added and the music background is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  2. Love your design! So classy! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!