Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day Nine

I have a confession...I haven't yet made the Day 10, 11 or 12 cards yet! And it's only one week until Christmas and I haven't wrapped anything and I have to go shopping, cook, create six handmade presents...Yikes!! Anyone else know how I feel? LOL! So...I'll try to get the last three cards finished but the reality is that it might not happen until after Christmas so be sure to check back often for updates! (Or sign up for email updates, link found on the right side of my blog)
Today's card was another adventure in creativity as I considered how I would re-create Tim's Day Nine tag, seeing as I didn't have any of the products that he used on his tag. I was actually almost finished with the card when I remember the snowman die and that fact changed the entire design of what I had in my mind!

This card started with lots of embossing...check out that shine! The background was actually embossed twice. First the background swirl image was stamped and embossed (the stamp is from Impression Obsession) and then red ink was applied to the entire background with a blending tool. Once the red was on the card, the entire card was embossed. Super-duper shine!

Then came Mr. Snowman, which I painted with Paint Daubers. Once the paint was dry, I of course sanded the edges for that vintage look! Then Mr. Snowman was nicely dressed with a scarf and holly leave (from Petaloo). The peace sentiment is from my stash of sticker letters and the swirl is from a Tim die. The final step was adding Glossy Accents to the letters for, you guessed it, more shine!

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for Day Ten...

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Neat tag Kim. Love all the embossing and distressing. The holly embellishment is so pretty! Hope you will get everything done on time girl! I can relate to it thought... so many things... so little time...

Kathi said...

Gorgeous! I love all the shine!!!