Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tando Sponsor Spotlight No.3

Hello everyone,  this is Astrid, welcome and how lovely to see you here around this very special time of  year.

Let me start by wishing you all the most wonderful festive season, and much peace and creativity!

It being the 25th of the month, means another sponsor spotlight here at OCC, and this month we are sponsored by the wonderful Tando Creative.

Well, it being Christmas and all that, I had to make something gift and Christmas related of course. I decided to make a Christmas card/gift card holder.

The tando piece I worked with was this lovely deer
I thought he would just be perfect to adorn the front of a card.

I started with a size 10 tag, folded it in half and coloured the front with some Distress Sprays.

I used Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint and gave it just a few quick spritzes.

Next I stamped a wintry stamp from Indigo blue in Cobalt Archival and quickly embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also created a moon with the help of the punched circle mask and some Distress inking to deepen the colour, using two colours of Distress Inks, Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain. I also stenciled some snowflakes using Walnut Stain spray.

The next steps were quick and easy, just what you want at this time of year. I added some Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the deer for some festive sparkle and added a little tag and ribbon and a little crown.

The sentiment and a little pocket are on the inside:

The circle on the right and the pocket on the left (for the gift card) were both made with Spellbinder dies, and as you can see, the inside had become pretty dirty after all the spritzing and inking, so I lined it with a piece of decorative paper first.

Well, that's pretty much it.

Thank you so much for visiting, and don't forget, there are just a few days left to add a project to Alison's current "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" challenge and you could be lucky enough to win a prize from Tando Creative!

Everyone at Our Creative Corner wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. What a lovely gift to open at this time of year. Love what you have created Astrid and will definitely give it a try. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Merry Christmas everyone, a lovely festive card Astrid x

  3. Beautiful Astrid. Great idea. Thanks for your inspiration Anneke.

  4. Astrid - this is so beautiful and clever! What lovely inspiration!

  5. A lovely card, with this winter blue atmosphere !

  6. Astrid this is breathe taking BEAUTIFUL... the energy on this is glorious and I love it... WOW...
    Happy New Year to you and all of YOURS... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  7. What a lovely creation Astrid!! This adorable deer by Tando is just the icing on the cake.. :D Merry Christmas time to everyone here, I also wish you all a wonderful 2015! Coco x

  8. It's so lovely, Astrid - a gentle and serene moonlit night.

  9. Astrid, this tag is so dreamy and love the colors! That deer is so sweet! Love this!


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