When I learned that the Paper Players challenge was a “metallics/foil” theme, I grabbed my new Pine Tree Punch and a Gold Foil Sheet, and voila!
Gold Foil Christmas
There are lines of gold running through some of the Wrapped In Plaid 6X6 Designer Paper, so it was a perfect choice to combine with my Gold Foil pine tree.
I used a Stitched Rectangle Die for cutting, and glued it to Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder. Even though this is a “clean & simple” challenge, I embossed. I can’t help myself! The card base is Thick Whisper White.
There’s more Gold Foil for the sentiment, cutting “Merry,” with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. To complete the sentiment, I stamped “Christmas,” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. It fit nicely within the smallest Stitched Rectangle die-cut.
A few, shiny, gold sequins, completed my project. Thanks so much for checking out my Christmas card. You can see today’s supplies in my Product List below.
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Today’s card features one of my favorite sets in the Annual Catalog, Puzzle Pieces. I used to “work” many jigsaw puzzles with my grandmother, Mimi, and it brings back such fond memories.
Three Puzzle Pieces are perfect for this week’s Freshly made Sketches challenge.
The Love You To Pieces Stamp Set has two stamps that say just that, and I stamped them in Crumb Cake Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting with their Puzzle Pieces Die, I layered them, which makes them feel like “real” puzzle pieces. Plain, Crumb Cake Cardstock was used for the third piece.
TIP: I used the Stamparatus, and stamped the puzzle pieces twice, to get a perfectly stamped image. If you aren’t familiar with the Stamparatus, click on its picture in my Product List for details.
For the strip in the sketch, I chose a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Paper, and trimmed the top and bottom with the scalloped die from the Be Mine Stitched Die Set.
I brought out the blue by using a Blueberry Bushel card base, and layered it with Whisper White Cardstock. I was excited to use the new (to me) Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, which makes this seem like a love letter. Before gluing the white layer to the card base, I tied some Mossy Meadow Linen Thread around it, knotting and shredding the ends.
My husband immediately identified this as a card I would give to him, so I’m calling it a masculine card. My theory holds true: Blue, brown and green can be for a guy, especially if it’s clean & simple.
Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to make your own jigsaw puzzles, click on the pictures in my Product List to order! I appreciate you shopping in my store!
The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper is perfect for traditional red and green Christmas cards.
The background of this beautiful DSP is Very Vanilla, so that’s what I chose for the card base. I topped it with the Garden Green print of leaves, berries and pinecones. Then, I added a 3/4″ strip of Garden Green, ticking DSP, also in the Toile Tidings pack. I trimmed this with a narrow band of Real Red Cardstock, cut with a Be Mine Stitched Die.
Next, I needed a circle, because I was using Global Design Project’s sketch for inspiration.
A wreath would be perfect for my red and green Christmas card! Using a Beautiful Boughs Die, I cut five boughs from Garden Green Cardstock. Then, using two Layering Circles Dies, I cut a frame from Soft Suede Cardstock.
I used another Beautiful Boughs Die to cut a pinecone from Soft Suede Cardstock, and glued it to the frame, along with the five boughs.
I placed Mini Dimensionals on the back of the frame, but before attaching it to the card front, I needed to add the sentiment.
“Believe” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with a Merry Christmas label die.
I took a picture of the back, thinking you might be confused by my explanation.
And, here’s a final close-up. Isn’t that pinecone cute!
The 2019 Holiday Catalog has so much to offer. See my Product List below for today’s supplies. Thanks for shopping with me! Have a great day!