Have you ever found yourself needing a quick card for a holiday and you don't have that holiday's special papers? If so join the club! Today at the International Scrapbook Garden blog, I want to show you a quick Valentine made from (gasp!) Christmas papers.
Today I was at my day job and had my two breaks and lunch to finish a card, including drying time. So I packed up a small kit before I left for work and decided I would see what happened.
This is my "kit":
- One pre-folded grey card blank
- A Tim Holtz mini stencil in argyle
- Shimmerz Texturez in Tidy Widy * available in the store
- Maja Designs Home for the Holidays * available in the store
- Viva Glitter Pen Silver
- Adhesive and
- A heart punch.
Everything fit in a 1 quart bag in my tote.
I needed to make my card in a couple of steps to have everything dried and ready to assemble on my afternoon break. After cutting the two base pieces from Christmas papers and adhering them to each other, I used the stencil and the Tidy Widy Texturez. I used an old credit card I carry with me to apply the medium over the stencil. This paste is super white, which I love. I put a thin layer on and some of the red shows through, so it ended up having a pinkish shimmer.
Often I am super careful to get a very even layer, but I wanted some rough interest on the card. The photo above is wet.
At the same time I punched the heart out. I used the Viva glitter around the edges. To keep my workspace clean for this and to have a place to dry, I used a trusty yellow post-it note. That way I could move it out of my workspace to a drying area, while I was doing my day job!
Here is a close up of the heart and the stencil on the card. See the pinkish shimmer? Cool huh?
So I used some beautiful Christmas papers and some great mediums. Who would know it's Christmas paper? A new kit will be debuting in the next few days and we have some talented new members of our team.
Thanks for stopping by!