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Thursday, January 1, 2015

wrapping up Christmas adventure

If you know me at all, you know I never really wrap up Christmas - the music and ornaments are easily accessible all year, there's usually more than one project in progress on any day of the year, and like any Jingle Belles fan, I make Christmas cards all year long.  The first prompt of 2015 is No Time Like the Presents - make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags - and that's the type of "wrapping up" I meant.  One of the gifts I received this year included this fabulous tissue paper.  I thought about using glue, but just last week I watched a video about ironing paper dinner napkins onto card stock using plastic wrap, and I thought that technique would probably work; it did, and it was super easy!
stamp sets - Christmas Bliss, Christmas Punch (retired, on envelope); ink - Versamark, Encore Silver (on envelope); Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White; Big Shot with Deco Labels framelits 

Jingle Belles is the only challenge I've had time to look at since I got my crafting supplies unpacked and organized, but I know Pixie's Snippets Playground is always open, and the Brushed Gold Deco Label shape came from my scrap tray, so I'll link up there, too.  Hope you all have a sweet and prosperous year!

10 comments:

Di said...

Oh this is lovely Kathe! That's a clever technique you used - the odd thing is that our plastic film over here in the UK doesn't work properly. I expect there's slightly different properties in the film :(

Happy New Year and good to see you back - it's been a while!

Hugs

Di xx

lauren bergold said...

happy 2015, missus! so excited that a kathe d masterpiece is our very first JINGLE BELLES card of the year! :) and what a card it is, i loooooove that gorgeous tissue paper (well worth saving for sure!) and i'm excited to go read about the plastic wrap-iron-on technique, that sounds cool. love this! xoxolauren

SmilynStef said...

What a fun technique for tissue paper ... and fabulous holiday card design ... we're so glad we were your first creative stop as you're unpacking ... can't wait to share another year of holiday cardmaking with you.

Serenity Stamper said...

Cool!

Sue said...

Very pretty! It reminds me of the "Silver and Gold" song from Rudolph. I love that technique (ironing with plastic wrap to fuse papers), too! Well done!

Bananastamper said...

I have never heard of that technique - glad to see it works!!! Love the silver and gold together!
Congrats on getting your stash started and thank you so much for visiting me!
Happy New Year!
Shanna :)

Lorraine said...

Your tissue paper is so pretty I can see why you would save it. It looks wonderful. Going to have to check out this technique. Happy New Year.

Brenda said...

This is FABULOUS! I love the tissue paper and the technique you used sounds quite intriguing. I will have to give it a try.

Sandra said...

Wow cool technique and gorgeous result.

Lisa said...

congrats on being the first to post on Jingle Belles this time around! And what a great card - the technique is really effective