One of the Darkroom Door releases I recently received was the Brushed Christmas Vol 2. Generally I like Christmas to be muted tones, wintry whites but the brushstroke baubles brought to mind Art Deco. Please don’t ask me why that popped into my head but I know that all of you relate when I say that sometimes notions strike and we feel the need to go with it!
A trio of petite Christmas cards are what I created with three of the baubles from the set along with sentiments from Stitched Christmas stamp set.
(The cards appear as a post HERE, on the Darkroom Door Blog which is where all supplies and instructions will be available)
I was very liberal in my application of shimmer and sparkle on each card as I aimed to try and capture the glamour of the Deco era.My use of embossing powder has been more in the past month or two than it has in the past five years!For each cardbase I used for the first time a Distress Stain Spray. I really wasn’t too sure if I would be impressed with the spray because I have only 3 of the actual Distress Stains but with my mind turning towards festive projects I thought I would take a gamble with the Brushed Pewter and I was so impressed. What I was most pleased with was with one product I could inject some life into the black cardstock and also stain items to match.As always, I need to finish by saying thank you for visiting this post.
It is strange because I might be in the middle of making cards, gifts, etc for Christmas yet at the same time I cannot get my mind into the place where it will soon be countdown to Christmas. In my world it is only March, possibly April but certainly not November LOL.
It will not be all about Christmas projects from hereon in, I will mix up the blog posts otherwise I will become too weary myself of Christmas even before it has arrived!
05 Nov 2014 30 Comments