The project that I chose to be my favorite "holiday" project may not seem like a holiday project at all but it is something that I dedicate one day a year to. That day is January 1st and it is my favorite day of the year. Every year I feel like the beginning of a new year is a time to reflect back on what I'm happy with from the previous year and things that weren't productive. It is a wonderful "Goal Setting" day for me.
When my daughter was still at home this was a day that we reconnected with old friends with a phone call or a card. It is also a list making day still for me. I make a list of 101 things that I would like to make happen during the next year, that task takes longer than you might think! But for this new year of 2014 I'd like to send a card like this one to let people know that I'm thinking of them. Here is a short tutorial on how to make it if you're interested.
IMAGINE Crafts and Tsukineko
Inks: Memento Luxe Bahama Blue, StazOn Jet Black, Brilliance Gamma Green & Brilliance Lightning Black
Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder
Fireworks! Spray Ink in Bamboo Leaves color
Ruby Rocket Red Embellishments, paper frame and rhinestones
Sizzix embossing folder
Big Kick machine (for dry embossing)
White card stock cut to make a card measuring approx. 6” by 5”
Cut a piece of water color paper to measure 5 ½” by 4 ½”.
Rub Gamma Green ink and Bahama Blue ink onto the inside pattern of an embossing folder. Spray Fireworks! Spray ink onto inked inside of the folder.
Place a piece of watercolor paper into the inked folder and pass it through the Big Kick machine (or embossing machine of your choice). Remove and dry with a heat gun. You can get a couple of imprints by simply spraying the Fireworks! Spray into the folder and imprinting another piece of paper. Distress the
edges of the watercolor panel with the Green and Blue inks.
Color the seam binding ribbon with the Gamma Green ink and Bahama Blue ink, spray with Bamboo Leaves spray ink, crumple and allow to dry. When dry tie it into a bow.
Using the Ruby Rocket It frames in the embellishment kit, turn the colored frame over to the white side. Remove the center white portion of the frame. Apply Gamma Green ink and Bahama Blue ink to the external part of the frame, dip into the embossing powder and melt with a heat gun. This gives the frame an enameled look.
Take the center portion of the frame embellishment and stamp a sentiment onto it. Fit the two pieces back together and apply tape on the reverse side to hold it together.
Staple the bow to the water color panel. Using strong adhesive glue the framed sentiment to the center of the panel. Adhere rhinestones to the frame. Attach the watercolor panel to the blank card using a strong adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by today, I always enjoy your visits and comments. Take care~Renee