Well, it's a little ironic to be posting about a Christmas card today because at this very minute, we are soaking up the sun on the beaches of Pensacola, Florida! It's the 5th of the month and time for another fabulous, and I mean FABULOUS DIVA INSPIRATIONS HOP from VERVE. But then again, Verve inspiration is always worth the time to hop along--the Divas are amazing designers, wouldn't you agree?
By the way, the hop started over on JULEE'S blog, and you should have traveled right along and stopped here from Sarah's blog. Here's more about what I made...
I had gotten some of Authentique's new Christmas paper and I just couldn't resist any longer to make a card with them. I thought it was a great idea to make this one all shabby and vintage-y using my GLAD TIDINGS set for the snowflakes and sentiment, and then I further embellished it with a little holly and ornaments from the HOLLY JOLLY set.
The snowflakes are heat embossed to give them a totally saturated black shine, and then I cut the two smaller ones using the coordinating dies, SNOWFLAKE TIDINGS.
|1. Julee||9. Tiffany|
|2. Amy||10. Teresa|
|3. Anya||11. Charmaine|
|4. Betty||12. Christyne|
|5. Karen||13. Maureen|
|6. Sankari||14. Marisa|
|7. Sarah||15. Amber|
|8. Susan||16. Andrea|
Ok, well, I'll be thinking of ya'll while I'm here on the beach
As always, there's a PRIZE up for grabs! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to VERVE STAMPS! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.
SUSIE Q-TIP: To create the worn look on the sewn edges, I just used my fingernail to raise/tear/chomp up papers close to the sewing. Don't forget that you can't let the glue or adhesive be right on the edge for this technique. Makes a mess. In fact, when I sew panels on cards, I make sure the glue is well to the inside of the edge, so I don't gunk up my needle.
Stamps: Glad Tidings, Holly Jolly (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Black (PTI), Joyous (Authentique)
Ink: Licorice Black, Red Hot (MFT), Embossing Ink (Stampendous)
Accessories: Snowflake Tidings and Pennant Trim (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Oval Nestabilities, Damask Embossing Folder), Pinking Shears, Sewing Machine/Thread, Black Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger), Copic Markers, Adhesive Rhinestones, Christmas Divine Twine (TCP), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2