Friday, September 18, 2015

Cozy Christmas

Hero Arts' Makeover Challenge is still going on through this Sunday (9/20/2015). I created this card for my final entry. My inspiration came from this card, that I had made last year for Operation Write Home:

I began by stamping Hero Arts' "Dotted Snowflake" with Versamark ink on a piece of dark red cardstock. I heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Embossing Tinsel, and fussy cut it out.

Detail of gold embossing

I wanted to keep the background simple, but not boring. So I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and spritzed it a few times with Dylusions White Linen mist.

For the greeting, I stamped one from Hero Arts' "Merry Christmas Message" set on a piece of vellum, using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and clear heat embossed it. I then trimmed that into a strip.

To assemble the card, I first decided where to place my gold cardstock strips, then glued them down. I glued the snowflake over those. I folded the ends of my greeting strip around the back of the panel, and adhered them in place. I also added a few tiny drops of glue behind the greeting, and tucked the vellum behind the snowflake a bit, just to help anchor the strip. Finally, I mounted the completed card front to a white A2 card base, and rounded the top corners with my 1/2" Corner Chomper.

I'm also entering this card in Live Love Cards' September Challenge: "Sparkle & Shine."


  1. Glad I was able to follow just a gifted card maker. Thanks again for shining just like the card.


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