Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Skip the LSS...make your own!

I found this adorable holiday paper at my local scrap store and quickly added it to my paper collection (which will never be used otherwise it wouldn't be called a "collection", right ladies?) So I decided I would use the paper for inspiration and create my own. I first stamped the large snowburst image from my new Snow Swirled stamp set using Celery, then I rubbed the entire piece of paper lightly with a stamp sponge dipped in celery ink. Next I used the smaller snowburst and Little Red Riding Hood red ink, I have to say I really like this new color. It's much richer than Real Red and definitely gave my paper the feel of Christmas.

Lastly, I added some Martha red glitter to the centers of the bursts, just needed a touch of sparkle. Granted, I could have made an entire sheet of this "paper" so I could crank out a ton of cards but unfortunately I don't work that way....hindsight is 20/20 but driving blind is priceless. (you can quote me on that!)

This is also one of the cards from my Xmas card class, I can't show them all otherwise the girls coming on Dec 6th would have no surprises to look forward to! Sorry ladies, you're just gonna have to wait!!! ;)

8 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous Jillian, love the paper you made!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Sweet! Love the do your own DP...and I have that set! yeah! Like your new blog bg too ;) xoxo

Julie Masse said...

How pretty Jillian! Great job making that! :)

Whimsey said...

Super cute; love it!!

Elizabeth said...

lol so funny i didn't read your entire post and all I saw was paper from a store and i thought you could make this with that stamp set - and then i read closer LOL thanks for the idea!!

Rhonda Kelly said...

Great card! I have that set and it is one of my favs...so I feel a case moment coming on!!! Great job, and what a super idea to make your own DP...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful! I will CASE this card for sure! Fun and Fab.

Xerox Ink said...

The way that this is constructed looks beautiful. I can honestly say that if I walked into Hallmark or any thrift store to get a greeting or holiday card, this would most definitely be the card that would be most appealing to the eye. I mean, it REALLY grabs my attention and it stands out from the other ones, well at least all the other simple ones I've seen my whole life, but this one even LOOKS like a lot of time and effort has been put into constructing this into what it is! I hope this actually makes it out to production, I mean Big Time production! Well, enjoy the beauty of it! thanks :)