Thursday, December 5, 2013
Howdy! I'm sharing a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card with you today. 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 6x6 paper pad (Authentique) and the Vintage (gold) embossing powder. I inked up the medium round ornament stamp from the Vintage Christmas Ornaments set (JustRite) with Versamark ink and stamped it onto the red paper. I covered the image with Vintage embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the powder.
Next, I pulled out the 2013 Heirloom Ornament dies (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 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 set (JustRite) on the lower end of the off-white paper and then adhered my papers to my deep green card base.
I cut a tiny 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 with some Joy foam pads, and then I wrapped the gold cord around the top of the green strip and taped it to the back. Then 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-ish colors, the gorgeous sentiment, the gold ornament, and the beautiful patterned paper all work together to make a vintage country Christmas card. Please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #109 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
Creative Knockouts #14 - Christmas Splendor
Bearly Mine #115 - Christmas Sentiments
Created with Love #69 - Christmas
C is for Challenge #11 - Ornaments