Tuesday 19 January 2016

Magical December

My son, Evan, on Dec.3, 2007

I used some more papers from the old Holly Jolly collection by My Mind's Eye and an old piece from Fancy Pants Design's Tradition collection for this layout.

MME Holly Jolly -
MME Holly Jolly -
MME Holly Jolly -
Jingle Bells

Fancy Pants Designs - Tradition -
Holiday Sentiments
MME Holly Jolly -
Winter Branches
(I used the backside)

These are the dies and punch I used:

Lifestyle Crafts - Nesting Doily Circles
Spellbinders - Postage Stamps
Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis Squares

Tim Holtz decorative strip die - Festive Greenery
Martha Stewart deep edge punch -
 Scallop Snowflake

For the cedar leaves cut with the Festive Greenery die, I flipped them over and traced around the edges with a black marker (I use Zig Memory System markers) to accentuate the edges (probably more work than the subtle difference was worth but the perfectionist in me had to do it, lol).

The cardinal was made with Sculpey Ultralight using a mold and then painted.

First Impressions Molds -
Bird Trio with Nests

The mini pine cones are natural ones I bought at a craft store and then dry-brushed with white paint.

Same as the one in my previous layout, the snowflake doily was cut from thin chipboard using a Cricut and the Close to My Heart, Art Philosophy cartridge.  I applied clear ink and heat-embossed it with Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamel in Shabby White.

The long snowflake flourish chipboard piece was a really old one from my stash made by the now defunct Riff Raff Designs.  I embossed that piece with Fran-tage embossing enamel in Aged Ivory.

For more information about other products I use, you can check out my scrapbook.com gallery where I often link products to their store.

Thank you for taking a look!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Christmassy layout! You have the most interesting punches and die cuts! I am astounded by the realistic Cardinal - WOW! and more WOW! Geez! Such artistic details! The eyelets to coordinate with the circle print is a very nice touch!


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