I started this card last week and finally had the chance to finish it up yesterday. Things have been really hectic since my kids started school. Hopefully, we’ll settle into a routine soon.
Anyway, this adorable image is called Twinkling Star and is one of the new images that Lili of the Valley released earlier this month. I used some patterned papers from Echo Park’s Life is Good line (not a Christmas line, but I liked these papers for a Christmas card). I used some cream lace from my etsy shop along with some brads from my stash and some seam binding that I dyed.
It’s so easy to dye white seam binding to any color you need. Just add a little water to a small container, add some drops of reinker, and stir. Cut your seam binding to length and drop it into the container and swirl it around (I used my paper piercer). You can add a few more drops of reinker to get it just the color you need. I used sweet blush and creme brulee dye reinkers from Close to My Heart. Then, remove the seam binding using your paper piercer so you don’t dye your fingers. Set it on a paper towel and fold it in the middle to help remove the extra moisture. Let it dry a bit and add it to your project.
I colored my image with these copic markers on copic x-press it cardstock: R46, R20, R21, R22, E33, E35, E37, E23, E25, E27, Y35, E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, BG10, colorless blender. I used a sentiment from Lili of the Valley’s Christmas Circular Sentiments set.
(Sorry, this isn’t the best photo. I’m hoping you can see the sparkle and flocking I added to the image.) I added some white fun flock to her clothes, some white flower soft under her feet as snow, some glossy accents to the falling snow, and used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to the stars.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!