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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Merriest Christmas


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 inscription.

Thank you for joining me and here's wishing you a lovely, crafty day!

Happy crafting!

 Challenges entered:

Fussy and Fancy #98 - Punches and Dies


Donna Ellis said...

Those little banners are the sweetest! What an unusual Christmas card - I'd love sending this to someone in the military! It's lovely for anyone, of course, but sometimes it is special to have more than one theme happening in a personalized Christmas card. Beautiful, Shea! hugs, de

Rose said...

WOW!!! this is one awesome creation my friend :)

michelle hodges said...

Very pretty, Shea!!
I really enjoyed creating and getting to know you on the CIP team!!!

Kristi Schurr said...

So cute! Love those banner dies!