Saturday, November 2, 2013

Merriest Wishes

Now that Halloween is over, it's full steam ahead with making Christmas cards. I'm trying to come up with some ideas for quick cards to make for Christmas so I can get a number of cards made in any one sitting, or I should say standing, as I always seem to stand when making cards!

I pulled out the Merry Christmas Tree stamp and die set I got last year to make a card that is very quick and easy to put together. This card is for a relative who loves muted colours and lots of bling, so I went a bit wild on the shimmery gems! I'll probably make a couple more cards like this using different colour combinations.


Stamps & die (Hero Arts) - Merry Christmas Tree & Very Merry Christmas

I started by embossing a square of vellum using a snowflake folder and applied some white ink here and there. Then I embossed the Christmas tree, die cut it and added lots of gems and a bow. The sentiment was also embossed and I lightly inked the edges of the sentiment piece and added a little gem.

I'm submitting this card into the current Hero Arts Challenge (A Few of my Favourite Things category) as I used embossing which is one of my favourite stamping techniques. Also I'm submitting it into the Die Cut Divas Let's Celebrate Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

Someone here is already in their relaxed weekend mode!

Hope you have a relaxing, fun and inky weekend!


Arlene said...

I love the card - you're giving me a great idea for cards I am doing for a Xmas sale and auction at work. LOVE the card and the bling is fantastic.

You're the first entry at Die Cut Divas' and we're so glad you joined the challenge.

Barb said...

That tree looks so elegant in the neutrals, Heather! Love your beautifully embossed background too! Gorgeous card!

. . .and what a sweet photo! ♥

CinnamonSally said...

Heather your card is so pretty, I do love a bit of bling and this really fits the bill.

Trinh said...

Beautiful & elegant design! I love all the bling. And your cutie has the right idea about how to spend the weekend. ;)

Sue Butler said...

A fabulous looking Christmas card.
The Christmas tree definitely pops with all the bling.
Smiles :-)

Cornelia W said...

WOW - amazing card, love all the bling!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love the embossed and inked vellum, Heather - so perfect behind your blinged up tree! Toby looks so sweet on that comfy lap!!

Dawn Turley said...

this is so elegant Heather. The vellum looks awesome with the embossing. So glad you've joined us at Die Cut Divas

Heather said...

A beautiful card - I love your gentle colour scheme, gorgeous inking and your tree, full of bling is stunning!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challegne
Heather xx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Heather! I love the kraft and white with lots of bling. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

paula laird said...

Heather this is stunning. I love the tone on tone & all that bling. Cute puppy too! Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas.

Julie GM said...

Super cute card! Love everything about it!

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