FINALLY! I've been so behind in blog challenges, and finally got a chance to do something for Colleen's Thursday Throwdown, which was to make a holiday card. Fun!
I borrowed some sets from some AWESOME local SCS'ers / Stampin Up demos to make samples for Christmas cards...and this one I just love. I used the Wanted set (thanks Christy!!!) which I now REALLY MUST OWN, and retired Snowflakes (thanks Chris!!) that I just recently sold on Ebay. lol
I based my design on my card here in case it looks familiar to you. I wish I had the snowflake embossing folder for my Cuttlebug, but I digress. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
The card base is Papertrey White Stampers Select cardstock with a Real Red panel embossed with the D'Vine Swirls CB embossing folder. I rubbed my Palette Hybrid Noir inkpad on the edges to make them stand out a bit.
How yummy is that image from the Wanted set?? Using my Real Red & Old Olive Stampin Write Markers, I colored the image, huffed, and then stamped in the corner. I then masked it and stamped the tiny snowflakes from the Snowflakes set in Soft Sky. The last step was to stamp the Merry Christmas (from All Holidays). I wanted the black to be really rich when I embossed it, so I stamped first in Versamark, then in Palette Hybrid Noir, and then on my Cardstock. (A little trick I learned from AmyR!) Then I embossed with my Black detail EP. I then rounded 2 corners, matted on Basic Black and Old Olive and stitched around the edges for extra OOMPH. The wide black silk ribbon (from May Arts) really polished off the look I think...I tried other colors but this one was the definite winner. Popped the main image up on Pop Dots and all finished!
Stamps: All holidays, Wanted, Snowflakes
Paper: Papertrey White, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Palette Hybrid Noir, Soft Sky
Accessories: Real Red & Old Olive Stampin Write Markers, Corner Rounder, Black embossing powder, heat tool, Sewing Machine & Thread, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder, Silk Ribbon by May Arts