Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Christmas Card for Blogland

I had a vision of a soft and shimmery Christmas card but I didn't get around to creating it until today.  Since it is too late to make copies to mail to friends and family, I decided that I would send one last card to everyone in blogland before Christmas Eve.  Using watercolor paper, white embossing powder, Stampendous stamps and the technique I explained in my last blog post, I created the multicolored snowflake panel with silver embossed words.  I recently discovered and purchased a pack of 12x12 embossed  cardstock with a different colored  inner core.  When sanded with the Darice sanding block a pretty pattern was revealed  (several different ones in the pack).  This sanded pink piece (difficult to see in the photo) was layered with the piece of American Crafts glittered swirled cardstock. Punches were used for the circle (stamped with Stampendous image) and the two snowflakes (Martha Stewart).  Added embellishments were blue twine from the jumbo pack (on sale at Ben Franklin Crafts), and Studio 112 sparkly stickers.  All the materials for this card were purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts.  Before I put away my Christmas supplies, I might make a few more tags and put them aside for next year.  Hopefully, I will be able to craft some thank you and New Year cards before the 1st, so I'll be off to a good start in 2013.  I resolve to not procrastinate and craft seasonal items way in advance...... oh, and I resolve to clean up my craft room!  Happy New Year to all my blogland friends!

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Merry Christmas Lynn~
Hope that jolly ole' man brings you what you wished for Christmas...
Very pretty card to share with everyone in Blog land.....

Cami said...

Very elegant card Lynn...soft and pretty. Thank you for sharing this Christmas card with all of us.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs,
Cami

eunice said...

Ah, you saved your very best card to share with all of us in blogland! Absolutely beautiful and so elegant. You got me really wanting to try out that watercolor technique. What brand of stamp pad do you recommend? Love all the layering and shimmery goodness of this very special card!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas Lynn!!! Your card is so pretty and elegant! I should be like you and make cards & tags for next year before putting it all away. My craft table is a mess.

Annette said...

Lynn this is totally gorgeous.. so elegant..

I am going to CHA... I can't wait to meet you...