Hi everyone, thanks for dropping in, Astrid here and yes, - Christmas is now less than a month away, - eek.
Anyway, here is my first Christmas project, a gift card holder, for that special person who is so hard to please....
Mini Christmas 1
Christmas Plate 3
Size 10 Manila tag
Kraft Resist Seasonal (Tim Holtz)
Distress Stains, Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky and Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence
Distress Inks, Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain
Archival Ink Potting soil
From my stash: Flowers, embossing folder, gold embossing powder, hand dyed cheese cloth and ribbon, various dies and punches Treasure Gold in White Fire Core'dinations and smooth white card, scrapbook paper scraps.
This is how I made the booklet and gift-card holder:
I folded my size 10 tag in half and trimmed the two corner pieces at one end. I then coloured the tag by swooshing it through my chosen colours of stains which I had squeezed onto my craft-mat. I darkened it and blended further with Distress Inks. Next I ran it through an embossing folder. I then crumpled the whole tag up and then unfolded it again to get even more texture.
My chosen stamps were stamped on smooth white card and then layered up with fussy cutting, dies and embellishments as you can see from the photos.
The inside had become very messy, so I covered it with a piece of the Kraft Seasonal papers, which I had first blended some Picket Fence Distress Stain over to tone it down a bit. I created the pocket with the help of the Sizzix Distressed Doily die cut from Core' dinations Kraft Core.
Thanks so much for visiting and see you next time