Welcome to the Here We Come A Caroling Blog Hop! This hop is being sponsored by Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen. And along with the blog hop, I am trying out for The Robin's Nest Design Team. The design team tryout had very specific requirements about when to post, so I'm combining my tryout with the blog hop for a beautiful project for your family Christmas cards! All products are made by The Robin's Nest, unless specified otherwise.
I started my page with the decadent Red Paisley card stock for the background. I then used the White Snow Glitter Card stock for the large sheet music page. To get the snowflakes to pop and still show once I printed my sheet music on top, I FIRST inked it with Close to My Heart Dutch Blue ink using some daubers and sponges. After the blue ink was added, I trimmed the sheet to 8 1/2" x 11" and ran it through my printer with some free sheet music off the Internet. If you use this technique after you print on the computer, your ink will smear. so sponge ink, then printer ink. I sewed the White Snow Glitter Card stock onto the Red Paisley Card stock with green thread. If you sew on your page, pull the loose ends to the back and tie knots. I then distressed the edges with my fingernails.
Yellow poinsettias were created with Sunset Diamond Dew Drops, and a bit of Xmas Red Stickles for the center. Around the yellow die cut, I sprinkled some flower sequins from Michaels with Dew Drops in the centers. I used Abracadabra for the yellow centers in the red flowers, and Pointsetta Dew Drops for the Red centers in the green flowers. The journaling block is Glitter Red Journaling block. I matted it on green side of the Glitter Black and White Pinetree paper.
To celebrate this blog hop, I am offering Blog Candy: $10.00 gift certificate and free shipping to either of my Etsy stores. Just leave a comment below about what item in my shop caught your eye and why. Please leave a method to contact you in a safe manner. For example, ssmith07 at hotmail dot com will help prevent spam! You can find my Scrapguild store HERE, and my Scrappincovers store HERE. And I must confess that with my current design team commitments my inventory is slim, so custom orders will be allowed for any prize winners! Winner will be drawn on the day after the hop: December 5, 2011.
On on to the next stop on the hop: Bug Lover Cards!