Friday, October 19, 2018

Merry & Bright

The current challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown is to use silver on a holiday card. I decided to go all out, and use lots of silver on my card. It does make it hard to photograph, but it is really beautiful in real life!

I die cut the "Poinsettia Border" by Memory Box from some silver mirror cardstock. I had a little trouble with the design after this point, because the die cut is just shy of 5.5" long, but narrow. I finally decided to cut a panel of light blue cardstock to 3.75x5.5", to accommodate the die cut & my greeting. I had applied Stick It adhesive to the back of my silver cardstock before die cutting, so it was just a case of pop out the die cut and adhere it to my panel. Granted, some of the interior petal pieces came out on their own, and I had to set them aside to stick in when I'd adhered the rest of the die cut. But it wasn't too bad overall.

After I had adhered my die cut, I put the panel in my MISTI stamp positioner tool. I lined up the greeting, from Hero Arts' "Joy to the World" stamp set, so it sat in the crook between 2 of the flowers. I stamped it in Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Ranger Silver embossing powder.

I decided at that point that the upper left area looked really blank. I have a problem with leaving open "white" space, but I wasn't sure what to put there. I finally die cut a bit of the "Poinsettia Border" from more silver cardstock, and adhered it in the corner. Then the design looked unbalanced, so I die cut another bit and adhered it in the bottom left corner. That just seemed to help the flow a bit, and I'm happy now!

I cut 2 narrow strips of navy cardstock, and adhered them to a white A2 size card base. I left about a 3/16" border on either side. Finally, I adhered my main panel in place. I really like how this card came out--well worth the struggle with the design!

I'm also entering this in 613 Avenue Create's October Challenge, "Anything Goes." (not playing the twist)


  1. Gorgeus festive card you made :-)) I like how you use the silver colour.
    Thanks for joining us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

  2. très joli design Andrea, l'argent se marrie merveilleusement avec le bleu pâle, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  3. A gorgeous die which looks really beautiful in silver and against the blue. Great card. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  4. Wow! The silver on this makes it so luxurious. love it!
    So glad you dropped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. Very lovely card. Great use of silver. Thank you for taking part in our 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - Myrna DT

  6. I love this die and your creation! So glad I own it too! :D


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