“Deck the Halls with…….”
It will be that time sooner than you think! We thought we’d get you in the spirit with a little Holiday Garden Walk. So go get some hot chocolate, pull up a chair and take a fun little Holiday tour.
While you visit, take note of each designer’s name and their special holiday decoration in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of designers and their garden walk word.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and decorations will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Friday, October 22 to send your list.
The prize this month is the full set of Woodland Whimsy Digital stamps – all 4 sets.
Here is the garden tour guide list. Hope you have a Holly Jolly time!
I decided to use the Woodland Whimsy Cardinals and Foxes sets to make my card for the garden walk.
In photoshop, I arranged the different small cardinals on the pine tree from the foxes set before I printed the tree. Since the cardinals are solid with a transparent background, this was quick and easy (I flipped and rotated the cardinals until I liked the placement). Of course you could also just print the images, cut out the cardinals and adhere them to the tree (maybe pop them up on some foam tape).
I colored the tree and the cardinals with copic markers. Then I added some Puffy Velvet pen to the tree to create a little snow. After I puffed the velvet by heating, I added a little quickie glue pen and some glitter for sparkle. Here are the Copics I used:
My card needed a sentiment – so I decided to create one using one of the cardinals from the set. In case anyone else needs it, here is a free download of the sentiment. This is a zipped file that contains both the PNG and JPG versions.
Download the free sentiment here.
I mounted the sentiment a a Spellbinders Label 4 die and wanted to repeat the motif on the card corner. So I cut and embossed another tag. On the back, I drew a line down the center (to keep me even), then just positioned my image with the corner on the center line. I traced the two image sides and cut the wedge out with a craft knife to make the corner.
The kraft paper is stamped with the Snow Flurry Cover-a-card background stamp in white Versamagic ink. I’m really liking the red-kraft-white combo lately. I added a snowflake button – just for pretty… Here are all my card pieces:
So that is my little project. I had Bing Crosby’s “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” in my head the whole time I was making it!
I’m Cathy and my garden walk decoration is Pine.
Your next stop is Amber….
Don’t forget to snag the free Merry Christmas Digi – if you’re so inclined.