Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My favourite Christmas card {so far}

I love how this one turned out, and it was quite simple, even though it looks a little more involved.

Some points to note:

1.  The main feature is the wreath that has been cut on a Cricut using the CTMH cartridge Flower Market.  Even though I have the "old" Cricut Expression, the finer cuts still turned out beautifully.  I simply added some red enamel dots for the holly.

2.  The strips at the top and the bottom of the card are the zip strips from one of the patterned papers from the City Sidewalks pack.  Never throw these away when you trim them off your papers! They are great to use as features on your cards or layouts.

3.  A little bit of silver shimmer trim finishes it off nicely.

4.  Make the sentiment shine by embossing with silver.

Here I used the Season of Magic stamp and stamped with Versamark ink then heat embossed with Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder.  It really is worth taking that bit of extra time to do this rather than simply stamp, especially when it is on the front of the card like this one is.

Today is the last day to get the November Stamp Of The Month New Year's Cheer for just $7.50 with qualifying purchase, and also the last day to take advantage of the Happy Happy Christmas Bundles, so get in quick if you were thinking about either of these offers.

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