Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Early Christmas Cards

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!!


  1. Not sure if my original comment went through. Sorry if there are two. Love the cards you have done. The white one is stunning!!! Both are wonderfully done!

  2. oh their both stunning hun, huggs jo x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! Love both of them!!!


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