Another Owl Christmas Card, that is! Hope you are not too tired of them this month!
This is another fairly flat card...hopefully it will meet the criteria for standard postage. To this light, I have not used any pop dots at all...even the red diamonds are the smallest size I own. Usually this size bling makes it through the mail test slot.
Remember my Michael's 90% off bargains? One of the things I bought that day was a box of black glittered belly bands. I found them in the wedding department. They are beautifully glittered...that kind of fine glitter that does not fall off...thank goodness! The belly band has a beautiful scalloped part in the center that will work out great for certain cards...but my red mat has hidden that aspect of it. What does show is the lovely glittered black band...not sure if you can see it on my card but it is very sparkly IRL.
I also used some more of my VOS (very old stash) red suede card stock. I so love this paper. It is so old, from many, many years ago, when I first started scrapbooking. It has a gorgeous sheen like velveteen. Sadly, I just have a couple of teensy pieces left now.
I kept the design fairly simple as the red, green and white striped design paper is heavily glittered as well. Two layered Impression Obsession snowflakes, the Spellbinders mat and some Quickuts corner pieces and that was that!
Stamping for Pleasure. On the 25th of each month she runs her Rudolph Day Challenge. This is a great challenge to help get your Christmas cards done for the year.
Sarn is lovely, pop on over for a peek and leave her some bloggy praise! I have met some wonderful bloggy friends through her challenge...it is a lot of fun and something I look forward to joining in with each month!
Since I used snippets for the snowflakes and precious snippets of the red suede, I am also taking this card over to Di at Pixies Crafty Workshop. Di has a wonderful challenge for cards or projects made with snippets! Di is so much fun and I guarantee you will enjoy this challenge.
Card Base and envelope - from my stash (Michael's, Recollections brand square white card set.
DP - snippets of 12 x 12 Making Memories, Twinkle
Card stock - from my stash , snippets of green and white card and snippets of red suede card
Belly Band - from my stash, Michael's wedding department
Dies - Spellbinders Megabillities Parisian Motif for the Owls's mat; Quickuts for the corners, and Impression Obsession for the snowflakes
Bling - from my stash, my smallest red diamonds
Stamp - Stampendous Owl
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Days - must be Christmas
3. CHNC Extra - Must be Christmas
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas