Monday, December 12, 2011

Mimic Monday - A Retro Merry Christmas

Hey y'all welcome back from the weekend, hope it was fun!  This week's Mimic Monday is going to be a little bit different.  Instead of doing my best to copy my inspiration piece, I took the main elements from it and changed it ever so slightly.  Check it out!

My original inspiration image can be found here, and the gallery it comes from can be found here.  created by the talented Lisa Crenshaw Young (aka Myprinces-Peaches on

Here's my inspiration image:

Classic red and green with a fun polka dot embossed print and snowflake detail.

Here's what I came up with:

A quick close-up of the embossed backgrounds and retro Stickle-fied snowflake:

I haven't done an A2 size card in awhile, and thought this would be a good time to do it.  I started out with a deep blue, almost black background and embossed it in the Sizzix Texture Boutique with the Tiny Bubbles folder as I don't have the polka dot print.  I cut 4 papers and embossed them the same.  I stamped Merry Christmas from a Hero Arts set and layered papers behind, then popped up with foam tape.  Some retro looking snowflakes decorated with Firefly and Thistle Stickles and gems were also popped up on foam tape to finish.

Hope you liked today's 'half' mimic, sometimes you just love your inspiration but want to make it your own too.  Also a note that the last Tim Holtz Tag will be posted within 20 minutes or so, be sure to check all 12 tags out - they were a blast to create!!