Monday, December 4, 2023

December 2023 - A Place to Start: ATG w/Optional Twist: NEW

 Hello, Creators!

Over at A Place to Start, we want to see your "NEW" creations.
Anything "NEW" qualifies.  New stamps, new dies, new inks.  
New baby? New house? New techniques?  
We want to see them!!!
Merry Christmas
The "bubbles" and  Merry dies are both new acquisitions. The bubble die reminded me of a wreath and I decided to use it as one in this design!  The mirror paper that I used is also new.  I tried to photograph the project so that the beauty of the mirror paper and flat-back pearls would be highlighted.  A photographer I am not!

I took this shot using lower lighting!  This really is a festive card and the colors of the mirror paper are awesome.

This card was created using a new 3D embossing folder and my new Ohuhu Marker Pens!
I wanted to create snowing Pines without using white ink or glitter paste.  I wanted to create the impression of a top layer of snow and an underlayer of Pine.   

I used Distress Inks to color the debossed side of my EF.  I started with Hickory Smoke, followed by Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and finally Rustic Wilderness.  After each paint layer was applied, the EF was run through my Big Shot!
I also applied a light layer of Glitter Glue on the Pine branches, but that is difficult to see in this shot.
Here is a picture taken in yellow light...
In real life the card just sparkles!  I mounted the face layer onto a piece of mirror card!
Video Tutorial


 💜Design Team Call!💜
A Place to Start is looking for a few new designers!
If you are interested, email me at
Make the subject line:  APS Design Team
Include a link to your blog!
New cardmakers are encouraged to apply!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah