Hi blogging friends
ETA: I have had a couple of enquiries about the Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder. I recently discovered that this folder is retired and the chances of finding one is very unlikely. However, Sizzix has a folder set called Christmas Words and Dots set which is readily available which you could substitute. Please see this link at Sizzix HERE for more information - and here is a picture of the set:
The Merry Christmas sentiment is a die by Elizabeth Dies and was diecut using silver glitter cardstock. This is also a new die and it cut beautifully in my Big Shot - you just have to be careful not to lose the dot for the "i" like I did: twice! I added a silver glitter cardstock bottom border which, if I was making my card again, I would add to the top layer of the handcut snow rather than the cardstock base. It is a bit hard to see that border in my photo because it is in shadow.
Lastly, I tied on the silver ribbon, added Fray Stop to the cut ends because this ribbon frays terribly, then attached the two silver sequins using Glossy Accents. Glossy Accents is very handy for gluing on odd shapes. I have been seeing sequins on quite a few cards around the Internet and I really love them. My lovely friend Sabrina aka Cook22 - one of the Moderators on Splitcoaststampers put me onto them - thanks Sabrina This card is dedicated to you!
I made my card for the following challenges -
The ABC Challenge - W for Words - add a sentiment to your creations
Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC409 - Barnes and Noble - I chose Bing Crosby's White Christmas album as my inspiration for several reasons: I love white Christmas cards; White Christmas is my favourite Christmas song; and because I live in the Australia, it is summer at Christmas-time and I will only ever dream of a white Christmas (although we have had hail several times on Christmas Day - not quite the same peaceful scene!).
Thanks for visiting by blog today.
Stamps, Ink and Designer paper: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Cottage Cutz Snow Swept Border die #CCE-040, Elizabeth Dies #745 Merry Christmas, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (retired), 2 x silver sequins 5mm or approx. 3/16" diameter (Riot Art and Craft), Paper Mill silver ribbon (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop (Spotlight), cardstock - Paper Mill white, silver glitter (both from Riot Art and Craft), 1mm dimensionals, Glossy Accents