Well the Christmas Season is creeping up on us so quickly that I have had to up the pace of my Christmas card making, so that I am not on a last minute dash again (as in many years previously).
I have given myself a target of how many cards I need to make each week before
the posting deadline, and it's not as bad as I expected.
This is mainly because we have been doing quite a few each week at my classes.
I must get my cards sent off abroad though - Australia, Spain, USA and Japan -
we must be near the deadline already!
Anyhow - here's the first of a series of cards that I have made,
inspired by creations on Pinterest, using the Ornamental Pine stamp set.
The colours don't show up very well on this photo, but I used Always Artichoke for the pine needles and stamped the pine cone with Versamark, then heat embossed with Early Espresso
embossing powder, and highlighted it with a white pen.
I ink dusted the sky using Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink.
I then used the splatter technique using a stiff paintbrush and white ink.
Not sure if you can see this - in reality it has quite a dramatic effect,
but loses this in the photography - sorry!