Challenge 15 - Cabinet Cards. I didn't have any of these so I hastily ordered some and now I'm wondering why I didn't spot them earlier. I had great fun with this challenge as I dug out the bag of old photos that I got from my Mum. I photocopied the original onto photo paper to use in this project so that I still have the original, just in case!
Now I have a confession to make, my husband said that Caitlin, my daughter, would like this as she doesn't have any photos of herself at age 2. This still won't help as this is Me! He didn't realise that this was not his daughter, although at that age we are quite similar, made me laugh anyway.
To make my cabinet card I inked round the aperture and the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I then stencilled some multi sized dots, using gold embossing paste, onto the sides of the card and covered with glitter and set aside to dry. When the paste was dry I drew a little loop on each circle to make them into baubles.
As the photo was a little small for the card I cuts some patterned paper to size and cut an oval, smaller than the one in the cabinet card, inked with walnut stain distress ink, and placed the photo behind it. On the back of this I put some plain card which I will write a message to my daughter on.
For embellishments I cut some of the Festive Greens in various shades of green and also added some pine needles distress ink to give some shading. I also inked through the holly die to get the veins in the leaves. I also added a little snow using DecoArt snow-tex to the edges of the branches.
The stocking and present at the bottom are metal charms that I painted using Pebeo Vitrail paint to give a stained glass effect then added some of the Ranger Mixatives in metallic silver and gold to highlight the details. The bells in the top corner are from Tims Christmas adornments. I painted this with various alcohol inks and the gold mixative. A messy bow made with vintage red organza ribbon was mounted on the foliage then the bells added on top.
The large bauble was cut from textured gold card and mounted onto some red card that I had sealed with matt glue and seal. I then filled in the red parts with the Pebeo Vitrail paint to give a glassy look to the bauble, before the paint dried I sprinkled a few red micro beads into the gaps for some extra texture and finished with a small bow.
As this was taken the Christmas I was 2, I still remember the teddy, I decided to title it Christmas Past. I used the Holiday words dies to cut the word Christmas from the same textured gold card as the bauble and the letters for "Past" from green card and stuck them on the bottom.
As always thanks to Linda for organising the challenges, check out the inspiration here from the Curiosity Crew, and a big thank you to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.