Joy Christmas Card my December 11th contribution to all things festive this month December 11 2016, 0 Comments

Joy...to so many things. This time of year is a busy one. Everyone I've been running into has been saying the same thing...they are just too busy. So today I slowed it down a bit by making this Christmas card. I've been starting to use my supplies from Maker's Mart and the papers you see are from my December kit. The "Joy" belt is a slide that moves up or down the card, removing it, to open it up and is made from a blue woodgrain print paper and a shiny metallic gold strip. 

When the belt comes off, this is what the card looks like. White butterflies flutter around the stamped Christmas tree. Words of well wishes are what makes this tree's shape. Four scroll-like black outline stickers by Krazy Kreations are lined up with the blue paper's corners. Some of the papers are edged in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the star on top of the tree was watercolor painted with yellow.

Here's what it looked like before I stuck the wooden tan button on the "O" of "Joy" on the slide belt's label. I thought it looked a bit plain and needed some type of embellishment. The button was a perfect fit.

All of the black ink is StazOn permanent ink. I use this ink for so many different stamping projects, like the ones below.

  

The ink works on many different surfaces and I've been putting it to the test lately on paper and wood. These are the start to something else I'm sure I'll be blogging about this month. I'm off for now, I have a birthday tomorrow and need to get some beauty sleep.

I plan to have a special blog tomorrow, in honor of it being my special day. Let's just hope I'm not too busy blowing out all of my candles and have time to post.

Thank you for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace on 12/11/16.