I have to admit there was more 'drying time' than actual card making time with this. I employed a couple non-traditional card making items: nail polish, "tinsel", and polystyrene (Styrofoam). And full disclosure: I only had one tree-appropriate color: Green Flower Soft. I had to 'make do' with DIY "Flower Soft"...Take two pieces of white Styrofoam and rub them together and - TADA! Your very own pile of white "flower soft". It works and it's easy and CHEAP cheep!
Has this ever happened to you? I don't see a GLARING omission or gaffe on a card until I take the photo! I had this post ready to roll when I uploaded the image only to realize I had not colored in all the tree stands. I guess I was blinded by the glare of the garland, overcome by the nail polish fumes, or low on caffeine. I would blame it on a combination of glare/fumes/body chemistry but this is not the first time I thought a card was 'complete' only to have to repair or redo when taking a look at the photo. You would think those faux pas would jump off the card stock In Real Life!
Card details: Flower Soft. Smooch. Tinsel/garland AKA Gold Mylar strip. Nail Polish.
Bottle Brush Soft
~Base card Simply Chartreuse by PaperTrey Ink
~Strip of Gina K heavy white card stock - edges distressed using TH 370 Paper Distresser (kinda looks like snow!)
~Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Red OPI nail polish (ornaments on left tree)
~Smooch: Gold Lame, (ornaments on tallest white tree) Sassy Pink (ornaments on shorter white tree)
~Strip of gold metallic Mylar
~Fine green glitter (used in tiny amount on tallest green tree)
~Green fine Flower Soft
~White faux Flower Soft (Styrofoam)
~Sentiment: PowerPoppy Poinsettia
~Image: PowerPoppy Bottlebrush Holiday (thank you sista Gail!)
Challenges | Inspirations
Cards und More - Christmas
Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
Dream Valley - Christmas
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - make your own (made my own white Flower Soft)
Here's to 'making do', tree groves, and keeping Christmas alive!
Thanks for clicking by!
Nancy in Iowa