I’m sorry the blog has been pretty silent the last few weeks. I’ve been so busy with seasonal activities, plus our kiddos have been sick off and on for the past month, so that’s been so fun to deal with. I have managed to make some more Christmas cards, and my project this weekend has been creating sentiment panels for the interior (WHY I don’t do that as I make them is beyond my comprehension, but I have 50+ cards with no sentiments lol!), then signing, addressing, and stuffing the envelopes. I will have a few cards to share with you before Christmas, as long as everyone cooperates with their naptimes lol!
This first card uses one of the cutest installments from Papertrey Ink’s Petite Places line: Holiday Lane. I absolutely adore this little gingerbread house/Santa’s workshop scene, and I couldn’t wait to make a card with it. I started by stamping the building and a few of the trees approximately where I wanted them, then covering them with Molotow masking fluid. I then did some ink blending with Hero Arts Navy dye ink, concentrating the darkest color towards the edges of the panel, then blending more lightly towards the house. To create the stars, I used the Memory Box Stars Shimmer stencil with pearlescent embossing paste, taking care to put the stars only in the sky and not on the house or trees.