As the weather gets colder, rainy and cloudy outside, I sometimes think more of the colder seasons. Then we have to open the heating to have a warm house, I often use my cozy blanket, the wind and snow will blowing through the streets and it'll warmer in our hearts.
So I even like to make something wintry things like this little bookmark.
It's also an entry for the current challenge on *Out Of A Hat Creations* with the theme *Christmas in October*.
I've made the background and the lettering *Merry Christmas* with TH Distress Ink *Dusty concord*.
Then I stamped the snowflakes background with VersaMark "clear" and embossed it with white embossing powder. So I also worked on the large punched snowflake and the little punched piece with the three white ribbons on the left side of the tag.
This is the current challenge theme #126 of *Dragons Dream* and I made this tag for it.
You should follow the key points "Orange", "Metal" and "Leafs".
The most important things for me on this tag are my new little ants. I love them, they are so tiny, aren't they?
I've made the background with TH Distress Ink *Wild honey*, *Spiced marmelade* and *Dried marigold* Then I stamped leafs (TH) and colored them with *Neocolor II* in red, olive and brown tones. I sat white accents with a gelpen. The letterings, ants and magpie I've stamped with Archival Ink "black". I've cut the letterings separatly, gave them a black frame and glued them on the tag. A tiny metal leaf on a ribbon is the small highlight of the tag.
... namely on that birch leaf I've made this card.
I think it's a pretty plain card but sometimes I like simple things.
It's also a contribution to the Challenge at *Artful times* with the currently theme " Post card including some alphabet letters and/ or script".
To make the background first I've stamped the TH motif *birch* on a white panel with my stamp pad *VersaMark clear* and then I embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Then I've wiped on it with TH Distress Inks *Peeled paint* and *Shabby shutters*.
I stamped the TH birch leaf and some ants on a second panel, wrote a saying, colored it and glued it on a black panel which I fixed on the background. All I glued on a black cardstock.
Finally, I use the TH stamping Alphabet * Typewriter* and punched out the lettering * Birch *. These lettering then I also glued on the background.