Today I have a card to share with you that is totally NOT my normal style - and I mass produced this one to make 46 of them (that's how much of the base paper I had!!)
Yesterday I was at my LSS and saw this Sizzix ornament die & embossing folder & really liked the idea of it. I've been wanting to use some Tim Holtz distress ink on a project because I've noticed Ms Crafty Cath uses it & her cards are amazing so she has been encouraging me to purchase some (yes it was an easy push!!)
So I started with some red cs and ran it through the die; the nice thing is you can cut 4 sheets at a time & emboss 2 at a time. Then I decided to make the topper for the ornament so I used a piece of kraft cs for that. I then adhered it to the ornament and then used Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo. Now I must say I like the effect, but it is a little messy!! I then decided to add the sentiment so I again ran strips of olive cs through the big shot on the ornament where I wanted it to sit (again I did 4 at a time) and then used the happy holidays sentiment from Stamping Bella and used some gold embossing powder to go with the aged effect. I then used the distress ink on these strips & adhered them. I didn't like the plain olive cs layer so I decided to emboss those with cuttlebugs swiss dots and again used the distress ink around the edges. The base is SU's suede cs.
I t was a lot of fun to step outside my "box" here - I think this will be a perfect die for making gift tags too!!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!