Monday, 22 August 2011

Christmas in August

Hello, that's another week gone, and another week closer to Christmas, so I thought I'd better make a start on my festive cards.

Over at Clean and Simple they have joined up with Jingle belles rock this week and Christmas is also in their minds, and they have given us this sketch as a starting point. I decided to flip it onto its side for my project.

 Cas-ual Fridays challenge is to use any type of embossing, dry embossing, heat embossing or embossing folders

Combining these 2 challenges, I came up with this CAS card

I started with a white card, and used a punch to create a border in gold card, on which I layered some red card that had been through a swirl embossing folder in the BS. I then heat embossed 3 Wise men that had been stamped onto silk card and cut it with a label die before mounting on gold card also cut with a label die. I then stamped the North Star onto silk card and heat embossed it. The Star and Wise men label were stuck with 3D pads to give added dimension. For the sentiment and small stars I've used gold Peel offs as stamping on the embossed card distorted the words.

Recipe : Card = White and gold card from stash, SU Poppy Parade, and Clarity silk card
Stamps = Clarity
Inks = Versamark
Tools = Big Shot, SB Labels nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch
Extras = gold embossing powder and gold peel offs from stash.

Sadly I've not had much time for any crafting again this week and I've had a busy weekend as we did a car boot on Saturday. It wasn't as busy as 2 weeks ago when Mum and Ali did their first one, but then the weather was a bit unpredictable with dark black clouds one minute and then blue sky and hot sun the next. I hadn't realised how strong the sun was until that night when I took my wrist splints off and saw that I had tan lines!!! I now look like I've got white fingerless gloves on ( the photo doesn't show it very well, but I'm sure you get the giste)

Well that's it for now, Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon.


  1. Love your card and the image is lovely:) Sandra H

  2. Lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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