Saturday, 27 October 2012

Pretty Christmas

Well the Mark's Finest Papers blog hop finished yesterday, but I thought I would continue with the fun!  I have a few more cards to show off this month's sets, so I will post them over the next few days.  Here is the first one I have to offer:

This card uses two of this month's sets, Christmas Selections and Poinsettia Blooms.  I started with the patterned paper and cardstock.  I cut everything to the size I wanted, inked the edges, and assembled the smaller panel.  I heat embossed the image and sentiment, then corner rounded the corners. 

Once the larger panel was assembled I added some ribbon, adhered it to the chocolate brown card base, then foam taped the smaller panel over the ribbon.  I added some punched snowflakes that had been sprayed and inked with silver, and some gemstones.

For the center of the  card I inked and corner rounded a piece of white, and heat embossed the a smaller version of the same image, along with another sentiment.  The panel was matted with kraft and then matted with another pattern.  The whole thing was adhered to the inside of the card.

I love these two sets, Christmas Selections has ton of great images, and Poinsettia Blooms has some really great sentiments in addition to even more great images.  I can see these will be really when I finally get around to getting my holiday cards made!  :)

I used the following products to make my card:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up!  Chocolate Chip, Neenah Desert Storm, Solar White,  Fancy Pants Winterland 6x6 Pad.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Christmas Selections, Poinsettia Blooms

Ink:  Brilliance Starlite Silver, Versmark Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up!  Silver Embossing Powder, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Glacier.

Embellishments:  Stampin' Up Basic Jewels Rhinestones, May Arts Iridescent Curly Ribbon, grey ribbon from stash.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, Stampin' Up! Snow Blossom punch, We R Memory Keepers, heat tool.

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Craft Challenges - Three (three snowflakes)
  2. Pile it On - Any Holiday
  3. Papertake Weekly - Glitter and Sparkle. 
  4. Christmas Card Challenges - Bows


Janine said...

Really pretty card.

Ravengirl said...

I think this is adorable! I love the church embossed in silver!

Kimberly said...

such a great card!! thanks for joining us this week for our holiday challenge at Pile it on - i hope to see you again this week! Kimberly DT

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our third anniversary challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge