Yes, I know. This card is fitting since my last name is Jolley. One time when my son was 5 years old, I heard someone wish him a Merry Christmas around the holidays. His reply was "it's my season, you know?" My son is witty, kind and very creative, actually an amazing artist. He has always inspired me.
I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge #010. If you have not had a chance to do so, I encourage you to visit their page and play along with them. There is some incredible talent over there and the challenges really get your artistic juices flowing. I took a bit of creative license with this week's sketch, but I think you can see where my inspiration came from. This week's sketch is by the lovely and talented Teneale Williams. I have followed her religiously this past year while she did her stint on the Stampin' Up! Artisan team.
I LOVE neutrals mixed with metallics. This combo tends to show up on occasion on my blog. All products are Stampin' Up!
To make this background, I inked up the raised side of (inside) the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the Versamark Ink pad, ran it through the Big Shot with Tip Top Taupe paper, then embossed it with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. I love the randomness of where the embossing showed up. I never meant for it to look perfect. I knew when I inked up the folder, some would end up in other places other then just the raised dots. I think it is even more beautiful than if it had only been on the dots.
I watercolored the central piece with a bit of Tip Taupe Taupe ink, did a little more stamping & embossing, then stapled the word to the front. Added a vellum layer to finish it off and popped up that piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
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I hope you have a creative day!