12 Days of Christmas #10 - The Details!

Adding Beautiful

to your Artwork

TWO DAYS LEFT!! I sure have enjoyed sharing my art and my heart with you this month. I am still crazy about Christmas. Though there is a lot of stress and commercialism going on, it still seems to be the one time of year that people stop to think of others, to worship, and to actually make sense. What a precious time of year.

Our Craft Challenge today will be all about the Details!

If there is anything I have learned through my Close to My Heart experience, it is how to beautifully finish my work through embellishments. With a few simple touches, we can turn a card into a heart-warming piece of art! Many of the details are free, quick techniques that you can add to any paper crafting project. For instance, the torn edges of the tag (above) add wonderful texture. It is also nice to sponge the edges in coordinating stamping ink to just give it that professional, yet hand-made appeal. Here in this 4 x 4 card, I have also added a touch of bling with our Sparkles Z1104 - these adhesive little beauties are just what this stamped border needed to bring it to life!

A friend and I who love to craft together are famous for saying, "It just needs something to make it pop!" And then we dive into our tools and scrapbooking supplies to find the perfect thing. Why buy all this stuff and not use it? Add a little detail to your work and let them know you've Made it From Your Heart.

After all of this fun, I may just take a few days off to celebrate the Savior and relax with my family. I will look forward to our last two days of Christmas, perhaps before New Year's or at least by Ukrainian Christmas (January 6th)!!! Don't forget if you have Christmas money you want to spend - - you have until Dec. 31st to get in on the free stamps deal AND my end of year contest by placing a $20 or more order at my website.

Have a Blessed Christmas!


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