The sketch for my card is from RetroSketches #29 and for inspiration I turned to Cute Card Thursday #234: "Christmas in September", Christmas Stamping All Year Long: "Snowy", Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: "Christmas Presents" and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: "Gifts of the Season".
Here's what I've fashioned from all of the above:
|The textured patterned papers are from KARS X-mas Collection 6x6 pad. |
The white panel: I cut a series of circles, embossed with Crafts-Too "Daisies" folder and heat embossed with some
|I know it doesn't look like it, but my plan was to have a stylised Christmas tree with windows. Looks more Snowman-ish, perhaps. Anyways, I've got a window for the sentiment and another for the tree-topper.|
Here are the close-ups: I fussy-cut the tags from the paper collection to dress the windows.
|Greeting from WMS Say It Loud Winter and Memento Rhubarb Stalk. You can just about see the pressies! I used Spellbinders Circle dies to cut out the frame.|
|More elements from the paper collection: another pile of pressies and bells right on top. As before, I cut out the frames with Spellbinder dies.|
|Open the card and you see gaping big holes on one side. I believe it's what happens when you make windows!|
|At the bottom is the sentiment and my |
|... through the top window you see bells, bringing the gift of music!|
|In case you got distracted, here is the card...again!|
Paper: KARS X-mas Collection 6x6 pad
Dies: Spellbinders Standard Circles LG S4-114; Standard Circles SM S4-116; Eyelet Circles S4-304
Stamp: WaltzingMouse Winter Say It Loud
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk; Versamark
I think I've got enough embossing action on the card to link it with Going Grey Scrap Creations "Embossing" challenge and Shopping Our Stash #69: "Emboss It". Also check out MIM #110 for more gorgeous stuff.
The pix are kinda blurry, not sure why. Could it be my (lack of) editing skills? Naaaa! Could it be I need a new camera for Christmas? Yesssss!
I'll think about doing a re-shoot tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to strain your eyes and wrench your neck all for the sake of art! And for your effort you have my heartfelt gratitude. :-) See you soon!
p.s I've updated some of the photos. Any better?
Tia Maria and