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MAN-day Monday – Daddy's Christmas Card

It’s the last Monday before Christmas so it’s only fitting that for todays MANday Monday I share the card which I made for my hubs from Piper. (Sorry for the iPhone photos, the cable that connects my camera to the computer is unwell at the moment, it’s been a bit cooperative for a while, so i think its finally time to buy a new one)

I love making backgrounds with distress inks, and to add a little pazzazz I stamped a flourish backgound first and heat embossed the image using white embossing powder. Then using the ink blending tool i rubbed distress ink over the top. This is sometimes called the resist technique as the embossed image resists the ink. Its pretty cool!

To make the rolling snowy hills, I cut waves into white cardstock and then added a little touch of blue ink using the tumbled glass distress ink and a blending tool. Next I smeared Rock Candy distress stickles all over the card with my fingertip and blasted it with a heat tool. I have had this rock candy stickles for ages but havent really used it a lot, but i have fallen back in love with it! It adds lurverlay texture but its not very glittery and girly – perfect for these mens card.

Mister Snowman is from a Penny Black stamp, and he is so very cute. I embossed him in black and then coloured him in with twinkling H2Os.

The star i hand cut by folding a piece of scratch paper and cutting triangles on the fold, then I used this as a template to cut the shape out of some cardstock which I had embossed and coloured using silver ink. I mounted the whole star onto silver card to make it more robust as I knew I wanted to let it overhang the edge of the card slightly.

Do you see that little North Pole? Cute, huh? Just a strip of white cardstock with some ribbon twisted around it, and sandwiched between two red chucky buttons, stuck together with glue dots.

For the greeting I pulled out my embossing pen and simply hand wrote ‘daddy’ onto some scrap pieces of cardstock and embossed the text using white embossing powder. Once again I went to town with some distress ink and a blending tool, but this time festive berries was my colour of choice.

Thanks for stopping by. x

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