The brilliant masterminds behind the Toy Story movies sure hit the mark by showcasing the relationship of the toys with each other and their owners for three movies straight. (I knew there was a reason why I couldn't throw out the teddy bear with the shaky head and bald spots, and now I know why my boys fetch broken toys out of the garbage when I'm cleaning). If you haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, please do-it is one of the best sequels out there, the DVD is on my (as well as my two boys') Christmas Wish List.
Welcome to the first day of the Practicing Creativity Design's December Release. For this month, I'm offering a quick photo tutorial on how each card is made! I used the villain from Toy Story 3 as an inspiration for my holiday card, I loved Lotso's colors. This card features the Emboss Resist Technique and Retro Christmas from Practicing Creativity Designs.
Stamp the deer image in watermark ink onto your favorite patterned paper, then stamp the antlers.
Clear emboss the image.
Rub ink around and slightly over the embossed image in a color slightly darker than the patterned paper.
I used a cotton ball, but a rag, sponge dauber or foam squares work nicely as well.
Rub any excess ink off your embossed image.
Outline your embossed image with a permanent black marker for additional contrast.
Dry emboss your paper with Nestabilities (I used the tutorial found here.)
Assemble your card by adhering your die cut focal image to the embossed card base and stitching a few lines.
Stamp your sentiment.
Oh, and don't forget to add a pearl or gemstone for your reindeer's nose!