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I figure November 9 is a good day to start my Month of Holiday Cards, because then I’ll be mailing these cards by about December 12. Also, I hadn’t finished the stamp I wanted to use until today.
For this first card, I wanted to try this . I used Distress Inks for the background, and instead of Perfect Pearl Mist, I used Glimmer Mist in Sea Glass. You can see a little of my text stamp, but the scale wasn’t great. Here’s a closeup of one of the snowflakes, so you can really see the Crackle Paint effect:
The snowflakes and border are Martha Stewart. She hit it out of the park this year with her embellishments, and I’ll be using a lot of them. I love the colors and patterns. Finally, on top, there is Angus Owl, in hand-carved stamp form. I colored him with Copics. I used a new product on him, Goosebumps shimmer texture spray. It looks kind of like I embossed him all over. Here’s a closeup:
If I could change one thing about this card, I would distress everything to match the background better. I haven’t made a lot of cards, so this is a learning process.
Here are some interesting things I’ve seen over the last few days:
- brings us , fascinating interactive metal sculpture by . I love the Eskimo Kisser. Shouldn’t that be Inuit Kisser?
- introduced me to a creepy thing I did not know about, and I love it. . Mysterious radio stations that often just broadcast series of numbers. Crackling, distant, in foreign languages, sending their mysterious signals for decades. If anyone knows why, they’re not talking. I love a mystery.
- teaches us how to (Japanese tissue tape, to which I am hopelessly addicted) with wrapping paper and a Xyron machine. Beautiful!
- Brought to you by the fine folks of comes , encouraging all you boys and girls to add a little creepy to the holiday season. I, sadly, will not be participating, as my Christmas projects are pretty non-creepy this year.
- And now, we drone. is a free 72-track download of dark drone. It’s wonderfully atmospheric, and I’m enjoying it very much.