Yes, we really are at the last `25th of the month´ before the big one! How time does fly. For my last offering I am using two new LOTV stamps that I bought a while back and then didn´t get around to inking!
They are two cute little bearers of light, and I inked them up with Memento black ink and stamped them onto white paper. I made a mask for each and used ink dusters to shade a little tumbled glass and squeezed lemonade distress inks around them, and coloured them with copic markers. Then I found two suitable dies and cut them out. Both dies were also being used for the first time. I get excited when a parcel of new stash arrives, but then life gets in the way and there is no time to try them out.
The boy was cut with Go Create Frilly Squares#10, I really like its shape, and the girl with the largest of Just Rite Vintage Labels 8.
I sorted through my Christmas snippets box and found two pieces of backing paper. The green one was not wide enough so I used a little piece of red card to cut two spellbinders borders. Another piece of the red card made a mat for the die cut, and I removed the centre of this with a smaller die from the same set, and used it to stamp the sentiment which is one of my very oldest stamps by Stampendous.
For the little girl I cut a mat of pale blue card to go under the image and also one to go under the BP. Again I removed the centre and from it I cut the holly corner which is a file I made in my Silhouette program. I extended it at each end with parts of the file cut from the left over pieces of blue card. The berries are the holes cut from the borders on the first card! To finish this one off I stamped a circular sentiment by Hot off the Press, and cut it with a small circle die, and used it to cover the corner of my holly which did not cut very well. (I had to take this second photo in artificial light. The base card is actually white, as are some of the stripes in the BP).
It is unusual for not to add some sort of bling to Christmas cards, but I didn´t feel these slightly vintage style images needed it.
So I am off to link these up to Sarn´s blog for her last Rudolph Day. Next year she is passing the reins to Scrappy Mo, so why not make an early New Year´s resolution to come and join in the fun for 2015.
I am also linking up to Pixie´s Snippets Playground, as I used up lots of bits and pieces for these cards.
Brenda has suggested that I also enter these for the LOTV Christmas Challenge which is to make a Christmas card using one of their images, so I am off to link with them as well.