Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sparkling Season's Greetings

I haven't posted in a while but now that I've finished making things to donate to Christmas fairs and am back from our holiday in Disneyland Paris, I'm all ready to get into making more cards for Christmas.

Hero Arts has a great Holiday Challenge going on at the moment with a number of different fun categories. I decided to combine two of the categories - - Mad About Metallics and White Out.

Ornament stamp & die set (Hero Arts) & pine branch die (Impression Obsession)

My good friend Linda sent me a gorgeous new set from Hero Arts called Stamp & Cut Ornament - thanks again, Linda. The set has a few pretty ornaments, a lovely mix of sentiments and a die to cut out the ornaments - love this as it will definitely help speed up my Christmas card making!

To start with I made a card base and using foam pads added a panel which I had embossed using the Snowflake Trim embossing folder from Darice. Linda had also sent me pretty pine branch die cuts from Impression Obsession so I took one of these, embossed it with star dust embossing powder and to add even more sparkle applied a layer of star dust stickles.

I embossed the ornaments in silver, die cut them and then added gems, dots of stickles and thread to suspend them from the branch. The sentiment was also embossed in silver and to finish I added a sprinkling of gems to the background and on the branch.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. We're having stormy weather with lots of rain and I think it's due to continue on that way for the weekend - it's a really good reason to stay inside and get inky!


Pam W Merwin said...

Soooo BEAUTIFUL! Love the silver embossing and the star dust stickles!!!

Sue McRae said...

Such an elegant card Heather and I love the sparkly pine branch.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my Heather, such a gorgeous white and silver creation!! So glad you're enjoying the goodies! And you're making progress on your Christmas cards, well done!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Heather. A very elegant card.

donna mikasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Heather!

Monika Reeck said...

white and silver woooow Heather you made is so festive and all silver embossing you did and great leafs add too...I adore this...ELEGANT christmas card

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