Cool Christmas Gift Card Holder

Hello there!! It’s not quite the middle of January, and I’ve already made my first Christmas creation for 2018!! Talk about getting a good start!!  Although I’d like to take credit for some forethought, I really can’t.  This is my DT creation for the new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We have monthly Christmas themed challenges, to help everyone to prepare for the busy season.  This week, that’s exactly what our theme is 🙂  Our marvelous sponsor is All Dressed Up.

Prize is 2 images from the store!

I used Christmas Hair Do, from our sponsor, for my project.  I colored the cutie up with my SN and Copic markers, with a bit of sparkle on the snowflakes in the image.  Since I printed the image fairly tiny, I was a bit lost as to what to do with it.  I started playing around, and managed to invent a new background technique (I think…but there are so many talented people out there, I would think that someone else has done it!?!?)  I took a piece of felt and scribbled on it with my Copic markers in a few different blue shades.  I then used the Tim Holtz alcohol ink blending solution (since I have no blender refill 🙁 )  and put a few drops of this solution on the felt, over where I scribbled.  I then dabbed the felt around the image to make the background 🙂  Easy peasy, and since I didn’t get pictures…I was all alone, and didn’t know if it would work, lol …. I will have to do this again, and take some pictures of the process.  I cut everything out with a pretty square die and stamped and embossed a sentiment.  It needed a bit more, so I sprinkled some sparkly embossing powder over the background, and added a few silver sparkle ball embellishments.  After mounting it on some grey card stock to create the card, I decided to take it a step further, and make the card a gift card holder.

I enjoyed getting an early start on my Christmas makes for this year, and hope you can join us, and get a head start, as well!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafting From the Heart – #189

Stamping Sensations – January – Cold and Frosty Colors

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #73 ATG

Cupcake Inspirations – #437 Winter