I'd love it to be summer (well, late spring) all year round. Once the August bank holiday is over, I start to get a bit morose about the shortening days and the proximity of months of wearing too many layers of clothes and hosing mud off the dog three times a day. Christmas crafting is one of the few consolation prizes of winter's dreariness for me, and I tend to get started in earnest in September. Here's my first Christmas card of the year, made for Country View Crafts.
The bauble is embossed
onto card that I coloured using alcohol inks applied with water. There are step-by-step photos and instructions on their blog, but I've included a list of what I used below.
What I used
Papers: Plain white card, DCWV Mini Scalloped 12x12 cardstock, gold mirror card
Tools: Sizzix Framelits die set with textured impressions 'Ornament', Inkssentials Cut n Dry stamp pad foam
Inks: Adirondack alcohol inks 'botanical', 'cranberry', 'gold mixative', blending solution, Distress ink 'peeled paint'
Embellishments: Gold thread, gold bow, adhesive gem