Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back to Christmas card

I just can't stop my Christmas card obsession.  Is there a cure for it?

I've combined a color combo challenge and a sketch challenge for my card.  The Color Combo came from Dynamic Duos:

and the sketch came from Clean & Simple:

This card is also entering the challenge at Crazy for Challenge (C4C164), which asks us to put a bow on our project. 

Catered Crop asks that we use silver or gold.  My card is entering the challenge there!

Heart 2 Heart Challenges asks that we incorporate glitter to our project and my card is entering its challenge!

My card uses Pacifica cardstock and Silver embossing as the focus:

The Silver Shimmer Trim is really a nice little helper here - it makes adding the silver border easy!

If you see some "silver speckles" on the cardstock, yes, your computer screen needs to be dusted (just kidding) but that is actually a result of spraying pearl paint on the cardstock:

I actually started with a heavily sprayed cardstock but I figured that it would diminish the attention to the snowflakes so I made this one that is only gently sprayed.  In person the cardstock looks quite nice but I apologize for not being able to capture that for you in the picture.  Try it out, it is a cheap, quick and easy way to add interest to cardstock!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a bright, cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. Wow--heat embossing that snowflake stamp (from Perfect Fit--Holidays, right?) looks awesome! Really great job coordinating all your challenge elements--sketch, colours and GLITTERINESS! Thanks for joining the crew at H2H this week.

  3. That snowflake stamp looks fab embossed in silver, and the sparkly strip looks great layered over the top! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  4. I adore circles so of course I'm loving your card. Love all the details from the embossing to the spray to the twine. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  5. Very pretty, Joyce! I love the embossed snowflake and the baker's twine is a fun finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  6. Joyce, the silver embossing is fabulous and it works so well with the Sketch! Thank you so much for playing the CC with us...hugs ~S~