Hello! Popping in with a couple more Christmas cards that I made. The first one is for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. I used my Glimmer hot foiling system to create this card. I recently shared a project using the Spellbinders Kaleidescope Triangles die set and I used one of the dies to create my tree. I found a piece of cardstock that was a light aqua blue that was large enough to make two triangles using the die and green foil. The foiling is very subtle and pretty in real life. I have a close up photo, but even that doesn't really show how pretty the foiling is. Once I had the triangles foiled I hand trimmed them out. I die cut some gold cardstock using the smallest snowflake from the Spellbinders November small die kit and then cut trunks for my trees from the same cardstock. The Merry Christmas was gold foiled using the Glimmer and I just love how the sentiment turned out. It is so pretty in real life! The white cardstock panel was trimmed down and adhered to a green cardstock base. I then adhered the triangle trees, the snowflake and three little sequins. Adding this to the current Time Out challenge of Merry and Cheerful. I think my trees a rather cheerful!
The second card didn't exactly turn out has I had hoped it would, but sometimes that happens, right? When I got the Spellbinders November small die kit I die cut one of the snowflakes from some glitter paper I had in a copper color. It was just there on my work space so I decided to cut additional snowflakes from the same paper and then I adhered them to the beige cardstock panel and die cut it with a rectangle die from AJVD. I did not have another small snowflake that would fit in the empty spaces so I used clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Then came the problem of finding a sentiment. I decided to use dies from previous Spellbinders small dies kits and cut them from the copper glitter paper and the beige cardstock. The beige was slightly offset, but it still doesn't provide enough contrast and so the sentiment sort of disappears into the panel. Live and learn. I think I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of traditional Christmas.
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