Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
It's the first day of October 2016 and World Card Making day. Hope you can find some time to get a little crafty today. My hubby is at work until 11:30 pm so I have all day to spend in my craft room with no interruptions. Doesn't that sound like fun? Well it does to me that's for sure!
This card I am showing today was made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. It features another of the new Christmas 2016 dies. This one is the Wisdom Tree. The words are a wonderful description of what Christmas represents.
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. I wanted the words to be the focal point so I kept the embellishments minimal and dressed the card up with some Stampin'-Up designer paper, ribbon and a few sequins.
Bermuda Bay Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Layering Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Designer Paper Panels: 1 1/4" x 5 1/4", 1 1/2" x 5 1/4", 1" x 5 1/4"
I found some odd sized pieces of this designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "winter frost" collection in my stash. But, I had nothing big enough to cover the size panel I wanted to use. So I decided to cut 3 different size panels for my background. That solved my problem. You know how it is when you want to use something on a card. Nothing else you look at works (lol)!!
My next step was to cut the words from the Wisdom Tree die. I cut it twice just for some added dimension. I decided to stay with the bermuda bay color theme. I used the CottageCutz rectangle and stitched rectangle dies to cut the panels for the words.
I started the assembly process with the background designer paper. I decided to add some white satin ribbon on this panel. Again just for added interest. I used some Ranger multi-matte medium and attached the words to the white panel.
Secured the image panel to my card with some dimensional adhesive. I wanted this panel raised up from the striped background just a bit. I finished it off with a few teal sequins.
Here is a close-up photo of the image panel. I love the beautiful font and die shape and of course the bottom layer with the flourish and "25" finishes the tree perfectly.
Well, that's it for me for today. I hope I have given you some inspiration if you are looking for ideas for your own Christmas cards. This one would be easy to mass produce. And, now it's time to head back to my craft room to see what I can create. So until your next visit ..........God Bless.
I am also entering:
1. Broken Fairy Designs has an anything goes with a twist of monochromatic.
2. Crafty Friends has a special occasions challenge.
3. My Sheri Crafts has a Christmas challenge.
4. Winter Wonderland has a tic tac toe challenge. I used ribbon-tree and die cuts
5. CCEE Stampers has a Christmas challenge.