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February 6, 2021

Sizzix winter wonderland Christmas card

We have a new hostess at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog this week, with a fab new sketch to follow:

I love the Winter Wonderland specialty dsp I’d used for the last challenge, and had lots of extra bits and pieces left over from my previous project. I started playing and this is what I came up with, using up my scraps – always a good thing, so satisfying!

I played with different patterns until I was happy with how they looked together, and added a reindeer die cut in silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set by Stampin Up in black ink, using my stamp-a-majig for perfect placement.

Hope you like my card for this week. We’d love to see your artwork over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, so do pop by and join us.

Enjoy your weekend

January 23, 2021

Metallic Christmas card

Happy New Year!  It’s still January, so I guess it’s still OK for me to wish you that dear reader. 

I always struggle to get a good photo when I use metallic papers, but they look so beautiful in real life – I just love the result.

I chose two designs of Winter Wonderland speciality dsp by Stampin Up – the black and gold metallic striped background paper is really lush.  I’ve been holding on to this paper for a while, stroking it occasionally but frightened to cut into it, but I think it was worth it for this card…

The reindeer topper was cut from silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set. The trouble with metallic cardstock is it marks really easily, and it was difficult not to get marks on it from the die itself. I decided to use it anyway, thus proving my card is handmade!

I popped up the sentiment strip and reindeer just to give the card a little bit of dimension. A simple design but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

I hope you will join the ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful designs with us.

Enjoy your Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

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