Monday, December 8, 2008


Have any of you been following Tim Holtz 12 days of Christmas tags on his blog? I have. I am really enjoying seeing what he comes up with each day. My favorite tag so far is the one he made on day 2. That was my inspiration for this postcard. I am still playing around with the wood veneer and decided to make a post card this time which was perfect for this challenge too. I started with a 4x6 piece of Cherry veneer, then I used Silver, Stream, and Eggplant Alcohol inks to make the background. Because the wood was not white the background came out a lot darker than I wanted it to but I decided to keep going anyways. The next thing I did was to stamp the trees from LIWP on the left hand side with Versamark Ink and then embossed them with black embossing powder. When I was done with that I stamped the snowflakes from the PTI Rustic Snowflake set with white craft ink and embossed them with white embossing powder. After that I added the flourishes from The Curls and Swirls set from The Angel company stamping and embossing them with white craft ink and embossing powder like I did with the snowflakes. I stamped the bird from the PTI Birds Of A Feather set with Black Versafine and the embossed it with clear embossing powder. After all that I was still was not happy with the background color so I tried sponging on some lighter blue ink but it was not helping. I found a bottle of Delphinium Turquoise Starburst Stain I had bought awhile ago and gave that a try and was finally happy with the result. Next I added the PEACE saying in the lower right corner from the Merry and Bright Additions set and then added a few more Angel Company flourishes. To finish the postcard off I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint all over the card to add more snow. I would have liked to have added more dimension to it but because it was a postcard I had keep it one layer. Since the wood for the postcards is backed with white posterboard I decided to do the alcohol technique on the back too. This is what the background was suppose to look like. You can see now that the wood gave it a whole different effect. This card is definitely different from what I usually do but I am liking it. It reminds me of a bleak dark winter night something I don't usually like but it still looks peaceful too. What do you think? As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... I think this is AMAZING & AWESOME! LOVE the look you achieved and the stamps you used were perfect! I agree, it looks like one of those dark, wintery nights ... AWESOME JOB!!!
Thanks so much for playing in my challenge and visiting my blog!!

Anonymous said...

Your postcard is gorgeous! That was my favorite tag, also, and I am planning to use the general idea for some skinny book pages -- theme is winter and this will be perfect! My name is Theresa and I live in the Texas Hill Country -- just thought I would all that since I will show up as "anonymous."