Well, this will be my last Christmas project posted for the year. There were still some ideas on my list I couldn't get to so I'll just have to start earlier next year. ;-) At the beginning of the month I shared this Christmas lantern project which I planned as a gift for my mother-in-law (she loved it!) I also made a lantern for my Mom and I couldn't show it here until after Christmas because my Mom is an "on-the-net" kind of gal and regularly reads my blog lol. (Hi Mom!) So now I can finally share it with you:
My mom loves poinsettias (as do I) so I wanted to incorporate them into the scene. I love the Tattered Poinsettia die! Did you know that the Textured Poinsettia embossing folder is made to fit the diecuts from it so you can emboss a pattern into the petals if you want? Some I embossed and most I left plain for this project. I incorporated lots of glimmery mists and glitter into the flowers and foliage also. Here are some more details:
From this angle you can see how I stamped the three wise men on the background paper. They are on their way to visit! I embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them a bit of shine and match the embossed designs that were already printed on the background paper I used.
Of course I had to embellish the top with dyed Crinkle Ribbon, Holiday Greenery diecuts and other festive odds and ends I have in my stash.
Thanks for checking out my project. Also, don't forget the Inspiration Journal December Challenge, Sing, Sing It Loud! You have until the end of the month to link up your own project and have a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium.
I am also going to enter this into the December Mixed Media Monthly Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. This is super fun challenge this month. I made the following tic-tac-toes from the board: Bow, Glitter, Ribbon; Die, Stamp, Ribbon; and Tape, Glitter, Stamp. Check out their challenges each month!
Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping
is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)