|Reindeer with Pinescape and star
I got some feedback (from Nina) that it would be better to have two reindeer, so this was the next generation.
|Two Reindeer with Pinescape and star
Although my masking is improving, I still have to get to grips with some of the detail work and actually putting the card together. Rather than cutting the card to size or adding another matt / layer, I just put some green sparkle dots down the edges (not very evenly I hasten to add). Maybe I should take a page out of Claire Curd's book and make my toppers to match my card sizes... live and learn.
Finally, I used Barbara's recent C&C demonstration to make this next card.
|Distressed holy and ivy
For this card, instead of going for the bright gold like Barbara demonstrated, I decided to see how it would look with a bit of distressing.
I embossed the two holy and ivy stamps and the Merry Christmas using Tim Holtz tea bag embossing powder. Fantastic result as it looks almost like copper or brass. I must say though it is difficult to be sure when the embossing powder has 'gone'. Unless I did something wrong, it keeps a bit of a gritty feel even when it has been fully heated and cooled.
I used pro-markers to color in the ivy and holy, and then distressed the edges of the card with tea bag Distress Ink.
Anyway, that is my progess so far. Please feel free to let me know what you think (or if you have any suggestions). :)