Sunday, December 10, 2017

Seasons greetings, little boy...

Was hard to cover any of this gorgeous background up...

I made about eight backgrounds last week for tags for coworkers, and I'm chipping away to make them finished products. Here's one of them:

Angle #1...

Angle #2...

Angle #3!

Supplies and notes:

  • Library catalog card base coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim Holtz's Poinsettia stencil
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist in Ethereal Emerald sprayed generously on the background
  • Tim's Photobooth finds.  I snipped this boy out and smeared Distress alcohol ink mixative in Gold plus blending solution across the image for the vintage appearance and edged it with Frayed Burlap DI to conceal the white edges.
  • Image mounted on old green cardstock, edged with Forest Moss DI, then wiped with a baby wipe.  This softened the paper enough to make it appear thicker, like a true mounting board.  The image was adhered directly to the cardstock, and the cardstock was popped up with 3M adhesive foam.
  • Tim's Metallic Stickers in Holiday added.  I always add a little Glossy Accents to them to ensure they will stay on my more mixed-media backgrounds.  I also snipped this one to give the banner-look.
  •  Tim's mini greenery dies used to cut Tim's metallic craft-core paper.  These bits sucked under the frame.
  • Jingle bells from my stash just hot-glued and held upside down so they still jingle!  

That's it for this guy!

I'll share him at the following challenges:


  1. A beautiful project, the backgrounds look gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  2. A lovely project.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY:

    Have a wonderful week

  3. A fantastic texture on this AMAZING project ! This is a wowser! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

  4. Wow! What gorgeous texture and I love how you aged the photo! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  5. Love how you’ve used the stencil to add so much texture to your card. Really fabulous! Thanks for playing at the HLS Christmas Challenge.

  6. This is a different take on the challenge - and a beautiful vintage-style piece. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  7. Beautiful Christmas card. I love the extra dimension added thanks to stencil. An amazing project.
    Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.
    Regards, BożenA DT HLS.