Once a month, Sarn at Stamping For Pleasure, runs a Christmas card challenge. It is a great way to boost your finished Crimbo cards.
This year, I am trying to have all my cards made, written out and addressed sometime before mid November. I want to relax and enjoy the Christmas season! Sarn's challenge and some others that I also take part in, keep me on track to meet this personal deadline.
Pop on over and take a peek...the ladies are all a friendly bunch and Sarn will make you feel so welcome.
I stamped my holly image several years ago at a Michael's Make and Take. I think it may have been the first time I used embossing powders. The image and the sentiment are both stamped with versamark and then embossed...hopefully you can see it in the photo.
Although I love the look of embossing, it is not a technique that I use very often. I am a bit of a neatnik and the loose pieces of powder drive me crazy and make me itch! lol I tend to emboss at classes or at make and takes like this one. If I emboss at home, I tend to do it outside in the summertime!
I made this so long ago (several years ago at least) that I can not remember the name of the EP. It does have a shimmer of various sparkly colours.
The tag is the remant of large Basic Grey tag and is from a sheet of various punch out tags. It is so old, I do not have the ID strip anymore. Sorry!
Card Base and envelope - from my stash
DP - My Minds Eye = Winter Wonderland
Card Stock = snippets of green and navy blue
Tag - from my stash (Basic Grey, Pattern unknown)
Pointsettia - K and Co
Brad - red brad from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day - must be Christmas
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. CHNC Extra - Must be Christmas
4. CHNC - Challenge 143 Stamp, Stamp, Stamp
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes