This is a Christmas card I made for a Christmas in July team swap (yes! I know! We’re already thinking about Christmas!). My card was inspired by this simply lovely card here.
This is a close up:
I wasn’t sure if I preferred a Very Vanilla background or a Cherry Cobbler background, so I made both to see which I liked best. For those ladies who received my swap, they will know I ended up with a Very Vanilla background 🙂
Now, I didn’t emboss my frame with Gold Embossing powder – I was surprised that I didn’t have Gold Embossing powder in my craft stash!! Of course, I will rectify that problem very quickly, lol! So, my fix for the lacking of Gold Embossing powder was to stamp the image in Versamark ink, then into Soft Suede and then emboss the image with clear embossing powder. It worked a treat!
The colours I’ve used are – Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede. And the Sentiment is from Four the Holidays (such a useful stamp set!). With my Big Shot, I’ve used the Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder. My flower is, of course, my favourite new punch, the Blossom punch. And the sparkle comes from the Champagne Shimmer Paint – which i adore!
This is a special Christmas card that I made for my mother-in-law last year (seems strange to already being saying last year!).
For this card I went monochromatic – Night of Navy and Shimmery White. Stampin’ Up!’s Shimmery White cardstock is beautifully subtle and a pleasant weight. The big background I simply left as the paper is, but the smaller background I rolled through my Big Shot with the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder.
I stamped night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out the ornaments with SU’s ornament punch – I love that punch! I tied up the ornaments with a silver cord (retired) bow and I added one rhinestone brad to the centre of the lower ornament and three rhinestone brads to the top left hand corner of the card.
The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on Shimmery White paper from Snow Swirled and then layered by punching the Wide Oval punch and Curvy Label punch.
A really simple card to make – it took no more than 20 minutes – and (I think) elegant too!