I am thrilled to be sharing another round of inspiration with you on the IndigoBlu blog with my teammates today. I have been about to bust to publish this post because I have developed two new techniques, which I think you will be just as excited about. I hope you will pin these images to remember the techniques.
I stamped my beloved reindeer from the Winterland Wood Set and the Christmas Word Block and embossed in gold to add a bit of bling to my rusty creation. You can see gold and copper splatters, my new favorite trick using Goldfinger and Miss Moneypenny Copper Metallic Paints diluted with a tad of water. This adds a beautiful sense of drama to any project.
I wanted a beautiful dimensional bough for my embellishments and longed for some red berries to tuck in with my pine branches. I've perused the craft store's flower isle and never found anything I really wanted to use on a card, so the wheels began turning. I went into my yard and clipped some branches from my maple tree. I put them in the microwave for a few seconds to dry them and kill any germs. Next, I dipped the ends into Super Thick Slap It On and then into my Art Stones and let them dry completely before brushing on Distress Ink for color. Viola! Beautiful natural elements for any project! I completed the bough by adding some basket fill, twine, and a beautiful Christmas brad.
I truly hope this project was inspiring for you today and will get you in the spirit for Christmas crafting. Do check out the selection of Christmas stamps just released in the IndigoBlu shop today. As always, I truly appreciate each and every comment.