I made these card/tag toppers:
(Actually, I haven't given them a permanent home yet, I'm just trying them out as tags).
If you look quite closely you can see the texture behind each of the christmas characters and I found a good and simple way to get it. What you (I) do is use an offcut of a roll of textured wallpaper. Mine wasn't an 'offcut' it was a great big roll - that I got from a charity shop for 99p and cut out a small square. Then you simply paint a bit of sky and a shadow and stick on a christmas themed sticker. Distressing the corners is optional. I love the way it looks like snow or even just a textured background (see gingerbread man and xmas tree). Take a look in your garage or shed, maybe you have got some left over paper that's suitable?...
Oh, and here was the picture I took whilst experimenting with making these:
I took it at exactly 11.11 and 11 seconds but the camera hesitated!
Apologies also for the fact its a little out of focus, part excitement and part camera phone fault.
I made even more mess in the afternoon with today's '30 days in your journal' course:
This is our third page spread.
All good fun! Have a great weekend.
Thanks for looking and for any comments,