Alphabet Christmas

July stash

It’s Saturday, so that means it is time again for your bit of Holiday Happiness and new challenge from 52 Christmas Card ThrowDown.  This week the challenge is a de-stash challenge and we are focused on Stickers!

I don’t usually use a ton of stickers, but I found in the depth of my stash these old (and I mean at least 10 years old) holiday colored alphabet stickers.  You don’t usually use the ABCs and the holidays together, but I thought it might actually be kind of fun.

IMG_2123I started by blending red Distress Oxides onto some cards stock.  I used Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany to create the light ombre.  Then I added the alphabet letters randomly, letting some of them drift off the page.  Because they were so old, I painted a layer of soft gel medium over the whole card.

IMG_2124After everything was dry, I went ahead and die cut the cardstock with a Honey Bee Designs die and reassembled it onto an A2 card frame.  Then I die cut a tree out in watercolor and stamped the words from a Recollections stamp/die set onto the tree with archival ink.  Using both a green Tombow and a green Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen I “water” colored in the tree.

I really can’t wait to see how you play along with this de-stash challenge.  Till then, happy crafting!

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