Here I am at the third card of christmas already. Trying to play catch up now lol. This one of course is inspired by T!m's 3rd Tag of Christmas
After the last two more complicated cards, this one is rather a lot more simple lol. As I don't have an embossing folder and matching stamp set I had to come up with a different way to get a similar look. So I grabbed my Fiskars Family stamps and Inkadinkado pigment pens in the colours Kelly Green, Red, and Cobalt Blue as well as a Marvy Wet looks embossing marker in purple.
I then coloured the different words on the stamp in roughly alternated colours using the markers. I am using a cuttlebug plate as my stamp mount as this is a very large stamp.
I chose a piece of light brown cardstock to stamp the image on and huffed and puffed on my stamp to make sure it was all still moist. I stamped my image then immediately used Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder over the top and heated. Now as you can see in the pic I didn't ink the last two lines. Big Mistake! I had to redo all over again as it wasn't big enough for my card background lol.
After I cut the stamped image to size I distress inked around the edges with my inking tool, I used Evergreen Bough First then Festive Berries.
With my Cuttlebug I used the mistletoe die from the Sizzix Sizzlits Christmas Set #6. I cut three sets in green cardstock and two more just of the berries in red. I then separated the green leaves from the berries and cut around the red berries so no little extra leaf bits were attached. I misted them all with my home made pearl mist from card one, however I forgot to dry them so they are a little splotchy. Adds Character! lol No? Snowdrops then lol.
With my ecraft and Evergreen Bough coloured paper left over from card two I cut two wreaths. I tried using the blue tool but it wasn't smooth enough so I again used the nail tools from card one to shape the wreathes. The first one I shaped from the top, the second I flipped over and shaped from the bottom. Rolling my tool over the inside leaves first then the outside ones. I flipped it over and ran a very fine ball tool over the circle. I tried to layer the two bit was not happy with the result so I just used the one I flipped over before shaping. I am sure the other will get used before the week is out! lol.
I grabbed a piece of red ribbon with white stitching from my stash and tied it in a bow. the white was a little too stark for me so i took my blending tool and Evergreen Bough and toned it down a bit.
I stuck my background to my cardstock with double sided tape, I used a little bit of Glossy Accents at four points around the wreath and stuck it to the middle of the card. I arranged three leaves and one group of berries in the top left corner of the card and another group on the bottom right and stuck them down with more glossy. I then used glossy again to stick the ribbon bow to the top of the wreath.
And there we have it. My third completed card in the 12 Cards of Christmas :) Hope you liked it.
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