Monday, November 17, 2008

Home for Christmas

Yesterday, one of the gifts my hubby surprised me with for my birthday was a mini photo studio. I haven't had much chance to play with it- the lighting still isn't so good in this photo - my colors in this card seem a bit washed, but its getting late and I want to get to this post. I'll have to continue to play, so any of you expert 'photographers' if you have any tips, please leave me a comment and let me know! OK onto the card
I used the Home for Christmas set(Holiday Mini) and stamped the image in VersaMark on vellum and then heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. This is called a stained glass technique hereyou can see the tutorial and card I had done previously with A Cardinal for Christmas set (also in the Holiday Mini). After embossing and 'raising' the image, I turned my vellum piece over and used various SU Markers to color in my image. I placed the colored image, embossed side up, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock slightly larger than the cut out image. I then took my fingernail and 'frayed' and curled the edge of the Very Vanilla. Layered on Ruby Red and again on Old Olive. Placed a Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon and bow around the Ruby Red card base and then placed my layers and image. Inked the sentiment from Snow Swirled in VersaMark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Kept the card simple as not to take away from this pretty stamped image. Doesn't that door seem so warm and inviting??? Ahhhh, Home for Christmas :)

Tonight is project night, FUN! We will be doing tiles which you can see a set I've done here and a notecard/folder set which I will be kreating a tutorial for you in the upcoming days with my virtual pal Kris, Kween Bee Kreations. I'll keep you posted when you can expect it :) Forgive me if I don't get a chance to post for you tomorrow as it will be a busy night stamping away with the ladies. But I'll be back for sure Wednesday!!!!

For now, go kreate


Tiffany said...

What a great gift your hubby gave you! You are going to love it.

Great job coloring in the stamped image on this one! Very, very pretty especially with that ribbon on the side.

I hope you had a great birthday!

Mary Fish said...

This stamp looks amazing with the stained glass technique.

I'm excited you have a new light tent/kit. My only suggestions are to back up a bit (a little more white is good around the card), angle your card (a tad) and use Picasa (if you don't already) for a touch of lightening and sharpness. Works for me like a charm. Hugs, M