Are you thinking of Christmas yet?
Well to be honest....Christmas hadn't crossed my mind until today's challenge at Fab Friday. Which I waited until the last minute to prepare for. And Christmas has been on my mind for quite awhile as I worked on this card for WAY too long. It was one of those days when everything was done and re-done. Splotches of ink? Yes. Snipped in the wrong place? Yes. A desk covered with supplies I tried that didn't work?
I'm sure you get the idea by now that maybe I wasn't thinking of Christmas at all, but wishing I could be at the pool, Ha!
Perseverance won out in the end. Ta da!
Realizing that others on my team might be using the same set, I tried to come up with something "out of the box" to put in the jar.
Now wouldn't you know it that the only current Christmas set that I have is Wonderful Wreath? So I transformed the wreath image into holly branches to fill my jar by using two shades for the two step stamping, die cutting it, and then cutting the wreath into three sections.
I added details to the leaves and ribbon with markers, and used Copics to add the water in the bottom of the jar. Dressing it up with a bit of gold thread, embossing and a foil die cut seemed like a good idea. Not willing to STOP while I was ahead, I flicked some gold spritz. Just enough to dirty shine it up with a bit of dimension.
I kept the sentiment generic because I think this might also be a good card for a December birthday.
SO, that's it for me for now! Before I'm off to the lake or the pool, can I just encourage you to take a look at the fabulous projects from my teamies? Hope you can join us for this challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with.
Until next time~ sending big hugs to you.
Find delight in your craft.
Make something beautiful!
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Wondrous Wreath, Jars of Love and coordinating dies
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Layered Oval Dies, Bitty Banners, Gold Embossing Powder; Enamel Dots by Doodlebug