Stampendous and Core-dinations cardstock have been having a contest (check it out, deadline is tonight!). I spent most of the week mulling over what I was going to do then my first project turned out "garbage worthy" so had to start again from scratch however I got my project done just in time!
I started my card by embossing the birds with white embossing powder on Coredinations cardstock then I used my Colorbox stylus wand and foam tips and sponged in some Distress ink colors.
Once I was happy with the colors I took a Sizzix embossing folder and embossed the areas around the bird image then sanded the cardstock to reveal the lighter core then I went back in around the edges and added more Fired Brick ink. I stamped my Stampendous sentiment on an extra scrap of Core cardstock then ripped the corners revealing the lighter inner color then lightly tapped in a bit of Distress inks.
I made my own tinsel garland using some Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter and Be Creative tape. I matted my stamped piece on another piece of Core cardstock (again ripped on the bottom) then onto my main cardstock. Finished off the project with a few red pearls. Love how I managed to use a non-Christmas image on a Christmas card.
Thanks everyone for stopping by!
Stamps: Stampendous Bird Frame & Tis the Season (clear set)
Paper: Core-dinations Beach and Roasted Pepper
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress ink Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs & Wild Honey
Other: Stampendous Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter, Red Pearls, Be Creative tape, Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder & Sizzix embossing folder