(Note to self: I've got to get that man better organised next year...)
The patterned papers are from Papermania's Signature Collection "A Christmas Carol". These are linen papers with a vintage / Victorian feel. I really love this collection. The stamps are from WMS "Vintage Ornaments" and "Compliments of the Season" sets. I heat embossed all the ornaments with either Sticky Fingers Metallic Gold fine embossing powder or Stampandous' Fine White embossing powder. For the greetings I used Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa. For the inking the edges I used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in "Vintage Photo", "Walnut Stain" and "Tumbled Glass".
Allow me to introduce the family: I made this one for my mother in law. She likes rich dark colours and all things vintage.
|Here's the front all tied up in ribbon. (Got to trim the edges - its fraying!)|
|Here's the inside. The base is made from Cafe au Lait cardstock. I matted the inside, with some space for a personal message.|
|The gift card slot into the middle pocket.|
|I matted the front and back so as to hide the seam at the spine.|
|This is a close up of the ornament. I stamped it in Versamark, applied gold embossing powder and heat set the lot. The cardstock is a shimmery dark chocolate - and it looks good enough to eat!|
This card here is for my younger sister in law. She likes fresh, clean colours...I think...I hope... Anyways, I wanted to stick to the vintage Victorian theme I had going but with more vibrant Christmas colours. I threw in the Lime Green matt to perk things up!
|I embossed the ornament with white embossing powder|
Finally, here is a group shot!
Merry Christmas everybody. Here's to a happier, healthier and brighter New Year.