And I thought it would be fun to show you what I created .... I still have a few miscellaneous little bits and bobs left from the sticker sheet, but you can stretch that one set of stickers a llooooongggg way ....
When you know what to do, why do we then try to take a shortcut? I was trying to deviate away from the white background for the vellum stickers, but what a mistake! I knew that already. In future, just stick to it! Tsk.
It's like a mantra - I will, I will get through that peel-off stash that I first bought when I started crafting! I think the key is to keep the elements uniform - ie use gold peel-offs when you incorporate gold elsewhere.
The red background was a really glossy dull red to which I added various shades of alcohol inks. Being matted on a gold card just makes the red pop! I broke out my Krylon pens again, which I haven't used for a long time but smudging some gold around the edge of the stickers helps to tie them in with the background.
A kind friend gave me some Christmas stash about a year or so ago, and there were a lot of Christmas metal messages from Making Memories in the package. Here I altered them with my gold Krylon pen so that they tie in with the gold theme.
I found a white oval in the christmas stash and stuck the Santa on. I then misted over the top with a glimmer mist - but where there were patches in the masking, I filled in some of the background by painting with a paintbrush. I love the misting painty effect here.
Here I added some red sparkly tinsel fibre to get it used up!
And now for something completely different. This is the leftover piece of Sassafras Lass paper when I used the journalling spot inside. I think it really portrays the ease of making a cute Christmas card using completely non-Christmas stash.
And here's my favourite card from the pack. I used my old trick of alcohol inking over used photo paper, and then embossing over the top with gold using a text Prima stamp.
So - I think that stickers are a great embellishment to use, if you follow a couple of basic rules. Happy thrifty Christmas crafting!