Friday, March 6, 2015

A Very Glittery Christmas Card

Weather’s still cold; sidewalks are still slippery; Joe’s still got his cold so not much to report. I was thinking of walking to the post office after lunch (about half hour walk) but decided against it and I’m glad I did as the sidewalks are still covered with packed down snow and then a layer of ice most of the way there. They are pretty bare around where we live because most of us shovel the sidewalks as well as the driveways, but some people obviously do not. Besides, I started quilting another quilt yesterday and wanted to get back to it.

We had some bananas that ripened a lot quicker than we thought they would (we like them on the green side) so I made some banana muffins and added about half a cup of chopped strawberries too – delicious! Try it next time you make muffins!

Today’s card is another Christmas card – I’m way behind but trying to get some made each week. This week I’m entering the card in the following challenges:


I decided to focus on the Merry Monday challenge which was to make a card using traditional colours…not my favourite as I like the blue and silver or gold and black combinations better, but decided to follow the challenge anyway.

The background was included with the new embossing folders I picked up at the thrift store last week and I liked the green colour of it (it doesn’t look as green in the photo for some reason but oh well, trust me, it’s green) so I ran a white ink pad over the top to hi-lite the snowflakes and circles. The poinsettia was sitting in my folder of embellishments that I cut off old Christmas cards and never used and I decided this would be a good time to use it. I ran a red Sharpie pen around the edges to hide the white bits and set it aside as I pondered what to do next. I tried several different ribbons and none of them looked good with the very shiny poinsettia….then I spotted some foil tape that was left over from gift wrapping presents. Perfect match! I taped the card to make it look like a present and then added the poinsettia on strips of dimensional glue dots. The tag was cut from a Cuttlebug die and a VersaMark pen was rubbed unevenly along the edges and then embossed with red glitter embossing powder. The sentiment and stars are peel-offs and the tag is attached with a gold peel-off strip. Once the card was glued to the card base then yellow Stickles was added to the centre of the flower. It turned out to be a very glittery card but I don’t mind it.

That’s all for a Friday. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I may post again tomorrow, so don’t go too far.



Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty card, Violet! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

Donna B. said...

Very fun card!! Thanks for playing this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Bonnie said...

Love that embossed background and how you've highlighted the snowflakes with the white ink! Pretty upcycled poinsettia and I love that foil tape! Thanks, Violet, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Tenia Nelson said...

So pretty!! Thanks for playing at CCC!!!

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