It's day 2 of the collaboration hop with So Suzy Stamps and The Ton. Not everyone on the team is participating all three days so be sure to start at Effie's blog and go from there. Be sure to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win!
Here's a collage that Effie put together from yesterday's hop
for my card today I used the Holiday Bows along with the coordinating Holiday Bows dies from The Ton and Sweet Things from So Suzy
To make my card Started with an A2 top white folding card base. I stamped the Holiday Bow using Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay inks, then colored the white highlights with a couple Copic markers BG11 & BG13. I love how realistic these bows look. For the present I wanted it to look like retro wrapping paper so I used a stencil and an old technique (shaving cream) but with a new twist (stencil). I forgot to take a before photo but all you do is put some shaving cream (not Gel) in a paper plate, flatten it out and then drop some drops of re inkers of your choice, I used Coastal cabana and Bermuda Bay here.
Next swirl it around with a skewer or toothpick and then pick it up with a credit card or plastic card of some sort and spread it across your stencil and wipe away the excess with a paper towel.
This dries immediately and you can do what you will with the background stamp on it or die cut it like I did. It also makes your card smell nice as long as you didn't pick bad smelling shaving cream..lol
Here's a close up of the present
To finish the card I added some Nuvo crystal drops in Aquatic Mist from So Suzy Stamps
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for Day 3