The Crafty Secrets designers do a monthly challenge, and this month's topic is Christmas! Crafty Secrets has oodles of wonderful vintage Christmas products, and I just love their creative scrap images. I created this card using the bird image from the Christmas Creative Scraps sheet, in addition to stamp images from Christmas Mail, and Artsy Banner. I started by repeatedly stamping the text block from Artsy Banner on the base of the card. I added snowflakes and the postage mark from Christmas Mail, inked all the edges, and added a good amount of crystal glitter for lots and LOTS of sparkle.
To give the birds some extra holiday spirit, I coated the image with Ranger's Rock Candy distress crackle paint. It's a clear medium that cracks when it dries, giving what ever you apply it to a nice, old-age cracked appearance. While the medium was still wet, I sprinkled on just a little bit of glitter. Ooooh, sparkle!
I added a little Happy Christmas sentiment banner, aged with brown distress inks and a bit of crystal glitter. And since the bird image reads "A Christmas Song", I thought it was appropriate to use a scrap of vintage sheet music on the card, too!
I guarantee you're going to want to see what marvelous projects the other designers share with today's challenge, so here are links to get you inspired!
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Anna Wight (November Guest Designer) That's me!
Enjoy your day!!