Today's card is yet another Christmas card using the unusual (to me) colors of red and blue with black and silver as an accent. I've made it for the challenge going on over at Fussy and Fancy, which is to use dies and punches. I seriously don't think I can make a card without using at least one or the other, and this one is no exception. Plenty of die cutting going on here!
All of the printed papers are the newly-released Christmas Digital Papers from Inspired By Stamping (with a little additional stamping by me behind the sentiment).
Check out the background chevron print. See how light it is? In its
original form it is quite brilliant, but being digital I was able to
fade it out a bit so that the sentiment panel wouldn't compete. That's
one of the many beauties of using digital paper, the flexibility to
adjust the brightness of the paper to suit one's needs.
These cute little flags are from the Whimsical Banners set, and the Christmas-theme stamps on them are from the brand new Holiday Tags.
The sentiment panel was heat embossed with silver on the red mat while the sentiment layer was edged with silver glass glitter, the kind that tarnishes with age. It adds such a nice vintage flair to this card. The sentiment itself is from the Holiday Sentiments set with the tiny snowflake stamp being from the Winter Wonderland set.
Some stitching, ribbon, rhinestones and a diecut, glittered snowflake complete this card.
Well, all except for the inside which I stamped with more of the
Winter Wonderland set but left otherwise blank for a personal
Thank you for joining me and here's wishing you a lovely, crafty day!
Fussy and Fancy #98 - Punches and Dies