It's January, and you know what that means - time to start making Christmas cards! It makes me happy that there are other like-minded crafters out there, especially the Jingle Belles, who have prompted us to make cards featuring wrapping paper or gift tags. I've had this beautiful poinsettia tissue paper for a while. I may have been hoarding it, but I wrap more gifts for men than for women, and I didn't think they'd love it as much as I do. It made me smile when I found a gift under the tree for me, wrapped by my husband using the paper. Of course I had to save the paper after I opened the gift. It will probably make an appearance in the altered book/art journal I started last year, but there was more than enough to go around, so I made two cards:
stamp sets - Christmas Pines, Timeless Tidings (retired, on envelope); ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - gold; card stock - Poppy Parade, Gold Foil, Whisper White (as support); tissue paper of unknown origin; punch - Pretty Label (trimmed)
stamp sets - Better Together, Timeless Tidings (retired, on envelope); ink - Shaded Spruce; card stock - Whisper White, Shaded Spruce; tissue paper of unknown origin; Big Shot with Layering Circles framelits
I adhered the tissue paper to the Whisper White card stock using plastic wrap and my iron. I've used the technique in the past, but it was probably more than a year ago. I spent the first week of this new year reorganizing my craft supplies and no longer have stacks of paper stored on the ironing board!