Friday, November 14, 2014

More Blue and Silver



Another busy day today but not very much accomplished on the quilting. Joe’s cousin and his wife stopped in for a visit this morning…always a good visit and lots of laughs with them; groceries and a couple errands done this afternoon; and a little bit of quilting. I woke up at 6:30 this morning, Joe at 6:45 and neither one of us could get back to sleep so we got up early….an early start and still didn’t get anything extra done. If I didn’t start to read my book while having a second coffee I suppose I would get more accomplished but reading is so relaxing.

We are in for some more cold and snowy weather which inspires the making Christmas cards for sure. Here is another blue and silver one.



This time I cut the blue cardstock with a smaller Sizzix ornament die; then cut just the silver strips and glued them on. After I had the silver tops glued on I decided they looked blah so I ran them through the Swiss Dot embossing folder leaving the silver tops hanging out the edge so it wouldn’t emboss them. Then I very lightly ran silver ink over the top just touching the tops of the embossed dots. The white piece of cardstock was then run through the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and the edges were inked with a matching blue ink and just touched a few of the snowflakes, but not all of them. The background paper came from Paper Wishes and I die cut out the centre of it to use to hold the sentiment on the inside. Last year when I ordered some things from Paper Wishes they had a bundle of about 25 sheets of this pretty blue paper for a dollar or two so I bought a bundle…it’s just paper, not cardstock but I love the colour of it. The ornaments are attached with dimensional glue dots and the silver cords are peel-offs (Dazzles) from Paper Wishes. The sentiment, which is silver although it looks gold in the photo, is another peel-off. The label was die cut and while it was in the die I used a Q-tip to add the blue to the embossed parts. I still have some  blue cardstock left over so come back next week for more cards.

That’s all for a cold Friday, November-14-14

Cheers
Violet

4 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card! Love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

The little squiggly glitter in the center of each ornament looks great and love the embossed background! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

I like how you sponged the embossing to make it pop and the pretty ornaments you created. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Violet! Love the ornaments and the embossing! Pretty colors too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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