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Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas Rose and Candles



Tis the season for Christmas Card making! 

My card today is using a fantastic pre-colored digi from Fred She Said called Christmas Rose.
I used a set of Spellbinder dies to cut image and mat.
The rose was fussy cut twice. Once with leaves and one just the rose. These were layered with foam tape to add some dimension. 

Red glitter was added to all the tiny red berried and then to the holly berries in the upper corners. Orange and yellow glitter was used on the candle flames. Clear Wink of Stella was used on the rose for a little extra shimmer.

The sentiment and papers are from some of my retired stash from Close to my Heart. Sentiment was heat embossed for a raised affect.

Challenges for this card:
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Use some Red
Scrapbook Blessings  - Use Red, Green and White
Great Impressions - Bling on the Holidays
The Glory of Christmas - Glitter and/or Shine
Lacy Sunshine - Tic Tac Toe - I actually used all options but one
Digi's Designs - Bow, Die Cuts, Flowers




Sunday, November 1, 2015

Santa with Lantern



I can't believe it's November 1st already. I'm still working on Fall cards for my classes. 
However, I just purchased some Christmas Images from Craftsuprint.com and had to use one today. It's officially the start of my Christmas Card Extravaganza. This first one will probably go to one of my small Grandsons. I love the way it turned out.

I usually turn to sketch challenges for my starting inspiration. When I saw the sketch on Taylored Expressions Share the Joy Challenge, I knew it was the right one for this image. 
I cut a piece of CTMH Ruby Cardstock and then dry embossed it with the new CTMH Confetti Embossing Folder. I then sanded it so it looked like snow.

I used some scraps of red and white striped paper and border punched one of them.
I used a Spellbinders die to mat the image. and tied it all up with a dark green satin bow.

The Merry Christmas is from the stamp set included in with the CTMH exclusive Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge bundle.

Other Challenges for this card:
Southern Girls Challenge - Rocking the Stripes
ABC Christmas Challenge - "V" is for Very Cute
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Scrapy Land - Embossing and a Die
Allsorts - Christmas