If you have followed my blog for a while, you already know that making holiday cards with "traditional" colors is something I have a tough time with. I'm not one for the red/green Christmas card creations, but I CAN do it...I just prefer to step out of the box, whenever I can. For this card, I was very inspired by a photo I found on Pinterest. Here it is:
I decided to use my new Snowflake punch for the focal image, using red Glimmer Paper. I punched a few accent circles made using the "eyes" of the Owl Builder punch. For the center of the snowflake, I used the circle from the Bitty Punch pack. I used the Scallop Trim Border punch and Red Glimmer Paper to add some sparkly trim. Then added ribbon and pearls to dress it up. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" sentiment in Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for some shine. Finally. I used the Scallop Trim Corner punch to add a bit of pizazz to one of the corners, just for fun. All the supplies used are listed at the end of the post.
Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card:I will be back later today with a card for a fun team that I am a Guest Designer for this week. Be sure to come back to visit. Also, please stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site and join in the fun with Rita's sketch. Their DT has awesome inspiration to share.
Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Four the Holidays, Season of Friendship and Occasional Quotes (ret. hostess) for the inside sentiment
Paper: Newsprint DSP, Real Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink and Real Red Classic ink (inside)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Snowflake punch, Owl Builder punch, Bitty Punch pack (center of snowflake)
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Clear Embossing powder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls