Hello friends...the final countdown to Christmas is here. Today's card will most likely be the last Christmas design of the season and the year. I have had so much fun working on all of my holiday designs and this one is no exception. I'm over on the SugarPea Designs Blog today sharing this card for the current Mix it Up Challenge. This month it is all about stress-free and fun card making...because, ANYTHING GOES!!! It doesn't get easier than that, right?
I had so much fun making THIS card so I decided to try something similar, but with a different layout. I just love the embossed pinecones hanging from the greenery.
To begin, I sponged a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of Bristol paper using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for a nice, smooth blend. I spritzed the entire piece using Shimmer Spray for some shimmer and shine. The SNOWFLAKES are heat embossed using some old SU! powder called Hologram Highlights, but I just love the effect that it gives the card. After that was done, I stamped quite a few evergreen boughs and sprigs using the PINECONE GREETINGS STAMP SET using two different ink pads on the same impression for some added dimension. Once they were all stamped, I DIECUT them and adhered them to the blended snowflake panel using foam squares.
The pinecones are heat embossed using gold powder onto Vellum cardstock and then die cut as well. I tied some silver cord into a bow and glued it to the top of the pinecones and stretched the remaining strand across the top of the card and secured it to the back of the panel using scotch tape.I also added some red Nuvo drops here and there to mimic winter berries.
The sentiment, which is from the Flurry of Warm Wishes stamp set, is also embossed in gold onto a strip of red cardstock. I added a few sequins to finish the design off. The entire focal panel is adhered to a red card base for some added color and dimension. I had so much fun putting this together. I hope you will get a chance to play along. There is a $50 dollar gift certificate up for grabs for the winner!!!! Thanks for fluttering by and Merry Christmas if you don't see me before the big day!