I got to play a little for World Cardmaking Day this past Saturday and was especially excited to do the challenges posted at Cornish Heritage Farms. I don't have any specifically Christmas sets from CHF, so I had to improvise just a little.
The first challenge was to make a holiday card with snow. I immediately got an idea to do a snow covered branch so I pulled out The Landing Pad and also U R A Hoot! to have something to sit on the branch. [I copied a card I made a while ago. You can see it here.] I added a hat trimmed with felt and also the snow on the branch - liquid pearl paint covered with ultra fine glitter. The sentiment is also from the U R A Hoot! set (have I mentioned before how much I ADORE Kim Hughes' handwriting?!).
You might not be able to tell, but the ric-rac is actually velvet. It's so pretty and adds such a nice texture and just a little goes a long way!
The next challenge I took on was to make a holiday card that sparkles. I recently got this Lace Tree embossing folder so I tried it out for this challenge. Unfortunately, it took me about 10 tries to get a really nice impression with no creasing around the edges of the tree. I finally figured out that I had to feed the folder through my Big Shot sideways!
Anyway, after I got the perfect impression, I ran over all the raised portions with some Stickles and let it dry thoroughly. Then I added the little cardinal (from The Landing Pad set), and the sentiment (from the U R A Hoot! set).
Thanks to CHF for these fun challenges, and an extra big thank you for the set I won from the festivities! Woohoo!!