Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Holiday Mini Swap

I recently rejoined a swap that I used to be in that is a monthly commitment.  I haven't done this in a while, so I'm hoping to keep up a momentum of creativity.  This month's theme is a holiday card using sets from the Holiday Mini catalog.

I started with a basic card (you can see it in the background) that I will probably do something similar to for my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack, but I wanted to punch it up a little.  Really make it stand out.  I used glossy white cardstock, stamped the snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree in Midnight Muse and Marina Mist.  Then I used Frost White shimmer paint and dabbed it on to the glossy white using plastic wrap from the kitchen, giving it a random pattern.  Once dry, I sponged on some Baja Breeze ink.  The shimmer paint resists the ink, so it gives it a pretty Faux Mother of Pearl look.

I used the finishing touches edgelits on the bottom of the Midnight Muse panel to dress it up.  Tied 1/2" Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon around it and adhered to a Baja Breeze panel with the sentiment "Believe" stamped in Midnight Muse ink.