Wednesday, August 27

Christmas Card

This is the last batch of cards I made for the "Embossed Card Swap."  I wanted to play with Metallic Paper I recently bought in Walmart, and I also wanted to do some stitching.  This time, I didn't do any stamping.  Actually, I made 2 versions at first:

But I ended up doing this version.

For the card base, I used CS by The Paper Company ($3.99 for 50 sheets).  The background paper is by DCWV.  I think the red paper is by ColorBok.  I did the embossed lines on the edges with my Scor Pal.  If you want "professional" looking score lines, especially with your cards, the Scor Pal is a good tool.  However, I think this tool is not a necessity.  The green Metallic Paper is by Best Occasions.  I cut and embossed it with the Nestabilities scalloped oval, then I added lines on the edges using Pilot Latte.  This pen is really good for writing on plastic and any glossy material.  After that, I dry embossed it with Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments (one of the many new releases) through my Big Shot. 

I cut and embossed a small scalloped rectangle using the same BG paper with my Nestabilities.  After that I cut it in half.  I adhered the two pieces on both sides with yellow eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile.  For the main title, I used yellow glitter paper by DCWV, then I stitched "Merry & Bright" following the Bazzil In Stitchz pattern.  I used Prism Craft Thread, which I love!  I bought the sparlky ribbon (organza?) in Indiana last year, for $1 a spool.  For adhesives, I just use the usual, my Scotch ATG 700 and Duck.

Guess what?  My planet is clean now!  I need to prep my craft room for some big projects for submission.  I don't want to say too much for now because I don't want to jinx it.  Wish me luck :)


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