I've been working on a tutorial for My Favorite Things, getting my Christmas cards done, stamping a zillion birth announcements for my sister, working on a Secret Santa present, and filling up the Dirty Dozen gallery.
But you didn't come here to read about all my secret assignments did you? You came to see some cards!
Yes, I've been on a rustic tear lately, and this beautiful paper collection from Cosmo Cricket called "Oh Joy" is just up my alley.
This rich cranberry and cream patterned paper has been sitting on my messy desktop and I was excited to finally get to chop it all up! I stamped the pointsetta image from Asela's set "Christmas Blessings" from Gina K Designs.
I've actually got to get to the florist to pick up several pointsettas. My mother has always decorated with them for Christmas, and I just love having lots and lots of them all around. My little guy is, lets just say, a bit destructive, so I've been holding out on my cherished breakable decorations.... while he can certainly make a mess with potted plants, it isn't like he'd be shattering expensive collectables. Say a prayer that instead my rug isn't covered in potting soil.
I trimmed a few layers apart, and then colored it with my Copic Markers and assembled it back together with dimensionals. Then I added my new Angel Wings Shimmerz to glisten it all up. I've got to say, I love this stuff, it goes on so easily, dries SUPER fast, and adds a nice glisten to my image.
Finished it up with a little red button and some linen thread, sewed all the mats to my designer paper, and finished it off with my last scrap of ribbon from the Making Memories Rouge Collection. And if you're wondering how I got that fun pierced circle, it is this fantastic piercing template from Gina K Designs.
Hope you have a great day, another crazy one in the making for me......