I have family in Iowa and live in So Cal, so speaking to them on Christmas they were at 58 degrees and beautiful weather with no snow and we were at 54 degrees with rain and wind, so it was a bit backwards for us. I hope you all had nice weather, good food and took time to be present. We celebrated with our oldest son, his wife and their one year old (my very active toddler grandson), my dad and my husband's sister. Our youngest son and his little family were ill and spent the day at home recuperating. But we had a grand visit and some good food and it was a beautiful day!
I have a fun card to share with you that showcases our Hoggy Holiday's stamp set and our Light Me Up stencil and I used the sentiment "Let it snow" from our Love You More- Christmas Frost stamp set. So let's get started on how this card came to be:
I started with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock in Schoolhouse Red cut to 4.25" x 5.5"
I then took our Light Me Up stencil and using White Pigment Ink and a blender brush, I stenciled the snowflake all over the card stock. I then used the brush and blended more white ink all along the edges of the card stock. I love how it looks like those frosted windows you see around the holidays with the center being the focal point. I then let the panel dry. I then used Ink On 3's Liquid Pixie Dust and splattered the background liberally, and oh my how I am in love with this! I then used some white ink and watered it down and splattered the background with that as well..... and if I wanted to leave it at that I believe that would have carried this card, it was such a great panel. But, I had this little piggy all colored up and could not wait to use him! I love his scarf and shirt and that hat... he is adorable!!! So I cut him out, popped him up on fun foam and put him on the bottom left of the card. Then I stamped the sentiment on black card stock 3 times with clear sticky ink and heat embossed with white, fine detail embossing powder and cut out small banners and popped them onto some foam as well. After I placed all the elements on the card front and placed my panel onto a white A2 sized card base, I then took some Vicki Boutin Iridescent Texture Glitter Paste and put it on the tops of my sentiment strips and under neath my piggy, and since sparkle and glitter is AWESOME- I then sprinkled some Unicorn Glitter on top while the texture paste was still wet for more fun.
Hopefully you can see some of the chunks and sparkle in the close up pictures.... it is so pretty in real life. I also put some glitter gloss on the white parts of the piggy's hat and then used a white gel pen and added some lines here and there for some added interest.
If you have any questions for me please feel free to leave me a message, and from my family to yours I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I added links to the sets I used in the body of the post. You can also get our stamp sets and stencils at Simon Says Stamp or at The Rabbit Hole Designs.