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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.