Monday, November 9, 2009

I've gotta quit this

Got my new Stamps of Life set this week so had to put a few more Christmas cards together. The globes are all heat embossed in silver and cut out and attached with pop dots. The first one I cut the trees out, embellished with Stickles and put flock on th bottom of th globe. The ribbon was too white for the pattern paper so I spritzed it with a water/perfect pearls solution. It also gives it a faint glilmmer not seen in the picture. Snowflakes in all of the globes are white heat embossed. I wanted the deer to look like he was in the forest. He actually has longer legs but that wouldn't fit in the globe. He is heat embossed in gold.
Lights are painted with smooch inks. I really like that stuff and happened to catch a sale last week at the scrapbook store. Should I add "wire" to the lights?

I don't so much like the snowman that came with the set, so used this one from Close to My Heart. He is also painted with Smooch. I say paint but it's not paint at all but ink. It comes in a little bottle that looks like fingernail polish with a nib like a stiff little brush. I stamped him with archival ink and then got as close as I could with the Smooch without covering detail lines.

I finally figured out how to tie a descent bow. Not that they are perfect however. I was tieing a not and then tieing the bow, which apparently is wrong because when I quit doing that, and just twisting it they came out fine.


Sue McGettigan said...

Love what you're doing with Smooch, I really couldn't figure out why I might need it, but I'm beginning to see possibilities :)

Sue McGettigan said...

PS - all your cards are fab!!

Tami B. said...

Love all your Christmas cards and especially these little snowglobes. The Christmas Cactus down below made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My grandma always has one. So pretty.