Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho, and all that Jazz

To say I "scrap swiped" this idea for my 2008 Christmas card would be an understatement.When I saw the November/December Somerset Studio magazine cover, I knew I had to find a way to make Rachel Killpack's fabulous "Christmas Star" in to a card.
I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, slowly the pieces came together. Without looking to hard I found the patterned paper. Bo-Bunny Press (Jan Lanoy) "Winter Whisper Swirl". The music patterned paper is K&Company, "Life's Journey Music". I had the white feathers left over from a long ago project and bought the silver star garland at Joann's. Then the search got a bit harder. What the heck was I going to use for the flourish in the center of the angels? I ended up getting a wooden applique, which I dry brushed with white paint and highlighted with distress ink. When it dried, I scanned the wooden applique, then printed it using the wallet size layout to get the size I needed. I cutout the scanned flourish, highlighted it with a white gel pen and covered with Crystal Stickle glitter. I went through all my old photos looking for an image I could use for the angels. I couldn't find any picture that would work. I check the Internet, nothing. I finally got on Flickr and found the exact image Rachel had used. It had been posted by Suzee Que. After printing and cutting out the angels, I used a opalescence eyeshadow and tinted the angels so they would have a bit of a shimmer. The angels and the flourish were backed with chipboard to give the card some dimension.
As my husband and I were addressing the envelopes for the card, he asked me if I had made this card before, I told him this was the first time. He said he had seen this someplace before. I told him he was on the front cover of Somerset Studio I had sitting out for the last month. Yep... it was a total scrap swipe!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


tanya watts said...

you did a brillinat job on this!!! good thinking with the printing of the wooden flourish!

merry merry Xmas, your card is on it's way but i posted everything way to late, only in belgium did my cards arrive just on time, day of Xmas Eve :-)

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Excellent scrap lift! And ingenuity as well! Lovely transformation into card format! Thanks for sharing, Patty!

Merry Christmas!! And I'll be seeing you for inventory at MP!! I should have the January DT kits ready by then!

Paris Cowgirl said...

Beautiful cards Patty! You may have lifted the idea but your creativity came out in finding what you needed to pull it all together!

House of Hullabaloo said...

Your card is beautiful!!!! It needs to be framed!