Monday, December 6, 2010

I Just Can't Wait

Remember when you were a kid and it seemed like Christmas would never get here?  Now it seems like it gets here so fast there's no time to enjoy the season.  I'm sure it's because, as kids, the only thing we had to do is sit and wait like little Jupiter here.  Although...he's an elf so shouldn't he be busier?

Jupiter (from Starving Artistamps) is colored with Copic markers, and the brick wall he's sitting on was made from a tutorial in the December 2010 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I took my wall one step further and embossed it using extra coarse sandpaper as my embossing plate (I used a piece of black gasket rubber and a couple of shims to get just the right sandwich thickness for my Cuttlebug).  I lost some of my "mortar" after I did the sandpaper embossing so I went over it with a Versamark pen and added more embossing powder.  It went on kind of messy, which actually made the brick look more realistic.  
Here's a detail so you can see the texture. 

I made the tag from a piece of white chipboard airbrushed it with a Copic marker and a couple of grungeboard numbers that I dyed with distress ink and covered with distress Stickles. 

Whether it's going by fast or slow, I hope you're enjoying your holiday season!


  1. That is so cute and love the sand paper embossing idea! What a great way to make the dots in the bricks. Saw this on technique junkies yahoo group!

  2. I love your cute card. Thank you for sharing the embossing tip. It adds a lot to the finished wall.

  3. very cute! thanks for sharing.

  4. Totally adorable! Love the snowy bricks!

  5. ooooh, I love your brick wall ... sandpaper hey!! Can't wait to give that one a try!

  6. Love what you did with the technique! Great card.

  7. I just love this card, Donna! I think I already told you on the SA gallery blog but I have to say it again - it really is adorable. The brick wall is brilliant and I just love the colors and the layout and everything!
    Hope you have a wonderful 2011! *hugs*


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