Friday, August 12, 2011

{TCPTUES171} Kitschy Christmas!

Hey all! Real quick post for you today...I have to catch an early morning flight and have yet to start packing! Eeek! Oh well, I work better under pressure anyway:)
Jen is our TCP hostess this week and her inspiration challenge was this:

I obviously went with the very Christmas-y colour combo of red and green, a little brown (see the cinnamon sticks and craft boxes), took a button straight out of the picture and ! was very inspired by the beautiful ornaments. I wanted to make a very vinage, kitschy kind of card....think granny's stash of ornament from when your mom was a girl;) Loads of glitter, rosettes, tinsel...pull all the stops here!

I used the Easy Rosettes (both small and large rosette sizes), Snowflake and Home Tweet Home Cutup dies on the front, as well as the bird from Home Tweet Home on the inside. The word PEACE is stamped with Early Espresso ink using the Nightie Alphabet
A shot of the large rosette. I dipped the edges in glue, and then in chunky red glitter and set aside to dry while I made the rest of the card. A vintage Jenni Bowlin green button, threaded with silver elastic cord, and some crystal stick pins finish it off. It is hung with silver tinsel trim. The birdhouse from the Home Tweet Home cutup was inked and popped up with dimenionals, and hung with the silver cord and the heart was cut from red glitter paper and popped up for effect. A double row of stitching with red and brown thread add interest, as well as the embossing and inking on the main, vanilla panel. The letters were stamped pre-embossing. I love the mix of upper and lowercase together!

Here is a detail shot of the Snowflake die, cut from cs and two-sided stickey paper, and covered in german glass glitter. The small rosette is stacked on top and a gorgeous red pearl brad holds everything in place! This 'ornament' is hung with silver elastic cord.

The music on the inside again, was stamped with the dark brown ink. It's from the set The Tweetest Things (a completely non-Christmas stamp, but see the versatility of this set and coordinating die?). The sentiment is from the set Round The Chimney.

Check out Jen's blog for details on how you can win some serious prizes just by playing along with us this week!

1 comment:

carole (TruCarMa) said...

BREATHTAKING, Jenny! So, so, so awesome! Love everything about this.