Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters. This week Agata is our host and it's an all about Christmas challenge. Christmas is my favorite holiday and, while I don't really get into the spirit until after Thanksgiving, I do make my Christmas cards throughout the year just to have them all done by the time I need to send them in the mail.
For my card, I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) a design by Pam Sparks. You can see her card HERE. Thanks, Pam, for the inspiration.
I love the Holiday Florals stamp set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions. As you can see I did make a few changes. Instead of stamping the wood grain background, I used patterned paper. I changed the plaid embossing folder to a brick one for the red layer. I also opted not to hear emboss on vellum as I didn't have any heavy enough to withstand the heat without scorching or curling. Instead, I took a scrap of Sugar Cube, stamped VersaMark ink on it, added Copper Embossing Powder and once the powder was set, I cut out the word joy. I wasn't sure it would go through the Big Shot and not crack but it worked perfectly. And, rather than sequins, I colored some rhinestones with a Copic marker for the centers of my poinsettias. And, I added a bit of a sprig on the lower right. What can I say? I stamped it, cut it and couldn't just leave it lay.
Stamp Set: Holiday Florals; Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pea Pod, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Vintage Photo; Copic Sketch Marker: Y19 Napoli Yellow; Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper: Playful Patterns - Harvest Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions); Other: Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Copper Embossing Powder, Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions), Joy Die (Taylored Expressions), Rhinestone Basic Jewels
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