The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Isn’t this fun! I have lots to share … and we are on the countdown to Christmas! I was trying out an idea that Donna showed us on a recent post. Mine is a much simpler version of her’s … but it is sort of the same technique. (Not nearly as stunning as Donna’s … but hey! My 1st attempt is ok!) 😉 So … here is my card … anyway … giggle
I have yet to try this technique properly … and definitely want to do one more like Donna’s. This card kind of just “happened” … when I decided to add a little embossing to the ornament. I have explained how I did this on my card recipe … and … I did have several attempts at this before I was happy with the result. You do NEED to use your Versamark pen straight to the rubber (on top of ink) in order to get the detail of the design. So … don’t try stamping with the ink … and adding the Versamark pen to the stamped image … NOPE! … the detail just won’t be as clear! (Trust me!!!) 😉 The excess embossing “dust” is a result of not being able to dust with the embossing buddy before embossing. (I did dust … but it had no effect because the EE ink was a “mask” over the top.) So … the embossing dust it is kind of a mistake … but I like to think of it as deliberate “highlights”! 😉
This Christmas Cocoa DSP has a gorgeous sheen to it. I love it! Now that the November promo is finished … this DSP is no longer available! Pity! 🙂 I have a few more Chrissy cards to show you using this DSP! So … keep watching for more of our 25 Days of Christmas! Lynda asked for a pic of the Chrissy tree. I did take one last night with all the sparkly lights on … but Gav has taken the camera with him today (to take to Sandy’s Yr 6 graduation) so I didn’t manage to download the pic before he left for work this morning! Sorry Lynda … won’t be able to show you that until Monday! Yes … Sandy is in high school next year … and we are off to his grad ceremony this morning. It is a very low key event. I wish they would do a little more to recognise this milestone … I know the kids previous school used to have a bush dance to celebrate! 😀 But … Sandy will get his little certificate … and we will have the opportunity to get a pic! Sigh … why do they all have to grow up??? 😥 I guess I need to accept that I can’t stop this from happening! Anyway … I had better keep moving … we are leaving this afternoon for a weekend away (visiting friends in Wangaratta – 6 hr drive to get there!) … so I need to get some packing done! (Don’t worry … I will schedule the posts for the next two days!) See you again soon. xxaxx