I have to make a number of fairly flat Christmas cards that will need to be mailed. These cards will have to fit through the standard postage slot, so that has dramatically influenced my card designs this month. Hopefully this one will pass through the infamous tester slot! It does not have any layers that are pop dotted...The only depth is from the layers of paper and card stock.
I stickled the fur on the toque and on the front of the owl. Here is a bit of a close up to see the sparkle.
I read about Spica pens on my friend Mary H's blog Carolina Cards http://carolinacardsbymaryh.blogspot.ca/
I picked up a couple of them and used the graphite colour to outline the stamped image. Just gives it a little shimmer! I was happy with the result...thanks Mary.
Our hostess Gloria even had a little gift for all of us....a sweet pillow box stuffed full of chocolates!
Gloria has a gorgeous, walkout basement scrapbook room. She has a group of friends over once a month to craft together. She had 2 different yummy, homemade pizzas for supper, and it was my turn to bring dessert. I brought Halloween decorated sugar cookies (sorry forgot to take a picture) and a Costco cheesecake which was a medley of 4 different recipes.
After watching Gloria use her Cameo to create the most wonderful title on her scrapbook page, I must say I am hooked! Think I might have to put this on my Christmas wishlist. She also has an electric Big Shot...What heaven that was! Push a button and the dies slide through!!! My hands and wrists are really flared up from my arthritis at the moment so it was such a treat to use her machine. Maybe another one for the wish list!
Card base and envelope - from my stash (originally Michaels Recollections, square textured cards
Design Paper - red and green striped, Making Memories Twinkle
Designer Paper - Red and white polkadots, snippets of 12 x 12 Making Memories Twinkle, Glitter snowflake strip "B side"
Designer Paper - Green damask - snippets of 12 x 12 Echo Park, Style Essentials Green Damask
Card stock - snippets of red velvet for the corner dies, and white and also kraft,for the diecuts
Dies - Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets and Impression Obsession Snowflakes
Dies - Memory Box, leafy branch
Corner Die - Quickcuts
Bling - from my stash of red diamonds
Stamp - Stampendous - Owl on a branch
Sentiment - another Joy that I stamped a couple of months ago and don't have stamped off in my stamp binder yet. Need to sit down and get that done!
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Stamping or Pleasure Rudolph Day - must be Christmas
3. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas, anything goes
4. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Challenge - must be Christmas
5. Hiding in my Craft Room - use a critter