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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Whaaaaa????? It's CHRISTMAS????????


Lots more to this post in a bit, but I NEED to make the challenge deadline! Impression Obsession Challenge CAS Holiday Cards is the FIRST challenge I've made since the last challenge (oddly enough, it was Impression Obsession's as well!) on Oct. 29th. I'll give you all the details, but first, let's go with the important stuff!

I LOVE the Santa Horses stamp from IO! I colored it using my Copics (combos to follow later tonight) and knew from the beginning that I wanted to make it into an ornament. Using a circle die, I cut it out and a larger gold mirror paper circle to back it.

THEN, as I always seem to do, I wondered if it were possible to make it look more like an ornament...you know, like glass...and rounded.

T'hus began my experiment this afternoon that actually worked in my favor...for ONCE. :)

I used 2 layers of mounting tape in the middle, several pieces of single mounting tape around it, and scor tape all around the edges to hold them tight. It's not as rounded as I'd like, but at least I know I can add to that next time. Then, I put a thick coat of glossy accents over the front and VOILA! Not too bad for someone who hasn't held a Copic or made a card for 2 months, huh?

I PROMISE I've got more to add, but need to get this loaded and rush to my hair appointment. I've never had a grey hair in my life....at least not one that any of you will every see. HAH!

Impression Obsession  Santa Horses J7042
Impression Obsession  Pine Branch Die 021-N
Impression Obsession Happy Holidays B8784

3 comments:

  1. Oh Thank Heaven! There you are! I was starting to get very worried that all your craft supplies fell over and you were buried alive!
    Your card is gorgeous, all your work to make it look like a real ornament seems to have paid off in spades. Your horses are stunning!

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  2. You're BAACK!!! And with a totally gorgeous card! I'm with Shona...I though perhaps you'd been buried by collapsing paper stash.

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