Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Wonder

Hi again!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card with you.  This card came together in less than 15 minutes, and that includes the gold embossing on the ornament!

I started my card by pulling out a solid red paper from the new Traditions 6" x 6" paper pad (Authentique) and the Vintage (gold) embossing powder. I inked up the medium round ornament stamp from the Vintage Christmas Ornaments by JustRite with Versamark ink and stamped it onto the red paper. I covered the image with the Vintage  embossing powder, shook off the excess and used my heat gun to melt the powder.  

Next, I pulled out the 2013 Heirloom Ornaments by Spellbinders and found the size that matched my stamped ornament. I die cut the ornament and then I did a little trick. I wanted the little hanging loop at the top of ornament, but the die cuts just slightly larger than the stamped image. I didn't want a red border around my gold ornament, so I used my scissors to cut away that tiny border, but I left the hanging loop at the top.

I assembled my card by making an A2-sized card base from deep green cardstock.  I cut a piece of the floral patterned paper from the Traditions 6" x 6" paper pad (Authentique), as well as the solid off-white paper from the same pad.  I stamped the gorgeous new sentiment from the Christmas Inner Thoughts (JustRite) on the lower end of the off-white paper and then adhered my papers to my deep green card base.  

I cut a thin strip from the deep green cardstock, but I didn't adhere that yet.  First, I threaded some gold cord through the loop in my gold ornament and taped it to the back of the ornament. I affixed the ornament to the green strip using Joy! Foam Pads, Large, and then I wrapped the gold cord around the top of the green strip and taped it to the back.  Next, I glued the green strip down to my card base next to the sentiment. Lastly, I fashioned a bow from gold cord and affixed it to my ornament.

I love everything about this card.  The country looking colors, the gorgeous sentiment, the gold ornament, and the beautiful patterned paper all work together to make a vintage country Christmas card.

A gorgeous and quick holiday card! Thanks Holly!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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