Friday, 22 July 2011

Christmas in July; Good Cheer!

I fell in love with this Stampin' Up set, Good Cheer; and it is sad that it is now retired in the US catalog. Incredibly, it has taken me a year to actually put this stamp set to use! Shame on me!

I know that most of the United States is suffering from a heat wave, and I can imagine that Christmas is the furthest thing from one's thoughts. However, what a perfect time to think of snow, ice, and santa.

SU Good Cheer begs to be made vintage. So grab your walnut ink and glimmer mists and paints to make Father Christmas and his reindeer friend look old and elegant. I also used watercolor crayons to lightly color the images.

As you can see, I used a variety of different embellishments and papers to finish the cards.