Hello! I finally finished my 3rd entry for the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge sponsored by Linda Coughlin. At this rate, I’ll never catch up! Take a look at Linda’s beautiful red tag, and here is where you can find all of the information regarding the challenge. I also have links to Linda’s blog and store on my sidebar.
I was inspired by the peppermint background and had been kicking around an idea to use a similar background for a card I wanted to make for the shelter where we adopted our dog, Armani, this past August.
With the exception of a few things, all products are Tim Holtz. For my background, I used paper from one of the Tim Holtz Christmas pads from last year or a few years ago. I embossed it with my Snow Flurries texture fades folder and then sanded it a little bit. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.
For my focal point, I used one of the Crazy Dogs – this is my favorite dog from the set and I’ve used it many times. He’s painted with Black Soot and Hickory Smoke DI, and also with Finetec Mica Watercolor Paint, Metallic, Gold set – I used the sterling silver color. It’s shimmery but doesn’t show so much in the pics. I did cut off the front left leg of the stamped image because Armani doesn’t have his front left leg. He just had to have a Santa hat which is from the Crazy Things stamp set (colored with Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany DI). I added clear Wink of Stella to the white “fur” but of course that doesn’t show up in the pics, either! The presents are also from that stamp set and one is painted with the same reds and I added white polka dots with acrylic paint; the others are TH Christmas paper.
I used silver metallic Kraft-core for my striped panels on the top and bottom, sanded and then inked with Walnut Stain. The die I used is from one of the “Flip Side” Christmas collection from Scrapbooking Made Simple. I cut another panel finished with white microfine glitter and inlaid those pieces in between the silver. I couldn’t capture the subtle sparkle in the pics. This pic shows the bottom piece done and I was still working on the top.
My snowflake is from the Paper Snowflakes Mini set, and that was embossed with Ranger Snowflake Tinsel EP. At first, I glittered the snowflake to match the stripes, but it got kind of swallowed up on the background. I colored my ribbon with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain and added a little Aged Mahogany DI.
I used the same EP for my sentiment from the Crazy Talk stamp set.
Here’s my sweet boy – he’s a happy little guy but doesn’t look like it here because he doesn’t like when I take his picture – LOL!
I think I’ve covered everything. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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