It's another corrugated card as I have 2 boxes left of these to use up.
Funny how you get an idea in your head and it doesn't always translate well in real life. I'm not sure if I like this card. I was fine with it until I added the "snow" to the red burlap I don't have any of the snowtex stuff so I thought I would be inventive. I used some ivory acrylic paint and dabbed some on the paper edges with an eye makeup sponge stick. Once that was dry, I used liquid pearls (White Opal) and dabbed it here and there over the cream paint. I was quite happy with that look.
Now here's where I think I went wrong...I decided to add some of the same fake snow treatment to the red burlap and try to have it look as if it was snow lying in drifts...I then added some Star Dust stickles over top of the Liquid Pearls..........Ha!
I think it looks kind of ugly and I just might rip my card apart and replace the red burlap with a clean piece...and leave it plain this time! Funny that my photo is showing the border strip all faded looking. It is a bit brighter in real life!
In the meantime I am hoping for some feedback from my readers...Any ideas? Would you change the burlap out or leave it?
I not submitting to any challenges as I'm not thrilled with this card. I will just submit it to Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge@MFP for my Xmas card count for the month.
OK.......I ripped it apart and redid it! I like it better this way. I couldn't find where I placed the leftover red burlap and in the ensuing hunt I found a new treasure...some ivory counted cross stitch cloth that I bought for a quarter at the RV resort garage sale last summer It is quite a big bag of various colours. So here is the new card.and I am pleased to say I like it much better than the first!
1. Card base - from my stash (Michael's Kraft corrugated card and envelope)
2. DP - My Minds Eye - Santa Claus
3. Card Stock - from my stash
4. Border - from my stash (K and Co)
5. Burlap - from my stash from last year
6. Jute string - from my stash
7. Die cuts - Spellbinders petite circle, petite scallop,fancy tags
8. Embellishments - from my stash (K and Co silver snowflakes with old world Santa's)
9. Stickles - Star Dust
10. Liquid Pearls - White Opal
11. Acrylic Paint - Cream