Another busy week... the good news is that my husband and I re-started going to the gym but the downside is that leaves very little time for crafts and blogs. I did manage to get some time in this weekend and I started at TIME OUT for their current challenge - here is the photo:
There is a lot going on in this photo - lots of places to take inspiration - but my eye was immediately drawn to the wooden NOEL on the shelf. Until a little bit less than a year ago, I was living in Montreal, and I spent the better part of my day in French. There is very little French in the area where we live now, and I really miss it - and I'm probably getting quite rusty! So the NOEL in the picture inspired me to make a card for one of my French speaking friends in Montreal.
The panel is a shimmery, textured cream cardstock, and I added the chipboard letters (they are some K & Company letters that I have had forever). I die cut the pine needles from some green cardstock, and the pine cones from brown cardstock. The pine cones are also embossed in the die cutting process but I decided that I wanted to add something more so I sponged some Versamark through the die onto the raised areas of the cones and heat embossed with some Enchanted Gold powder. I glued everything down with some multi-medium. I heat embossed the Joyeux onto some vellum with gold powder and wrapped the vellum around the corner of the panel. The panel was then mounted onto a cream card.
I will link this to the TIME OUT challenge.
Dies: Impression Obsession
Stamps: Jillian Vance
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