A couple weeks ago, one of the Create with Connie and Mary challenges was a sketch challenge. This was the first card I made for that challenge, but ended up not using it. Although the Silver Embossed Wreath is so pretty in real life, you cannot enjoy it so much in a photograph! But, I thought I'd share it with you now, anyway.
I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock. I layered on Marina Mist cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder. I added the Whisper White Panel and stamped the greeting from Bright Hopes in Marina Mist. Then I added a panel of Letters to Santa Designer Paper. I think this pattern is one of my favorites in that package…I love the subtle snowflakes printed in it! I added some Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon to hide the seam of the two panels.
For the medallion, I stamped the wreath from Stampin' Up!'s Bright Hopes stamp set in Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I added Rhinestone Jewels around the Wreath and punched it with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a 2 1/2" Circle punched from Silver Glimmer Paper (it REALLY sparkles!) and then a 2 3/4" Circle of Early Espresso. That medallion is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the card.
As I mentioned, it really has more impact and BLING than the camera captured in this photograph! Hope you enjoy it!!!
OK…I have a challenge for my readers. I need to make 9 gifts for my husband's district managers for the Christmas Party we hold for them. In the past I have done Welcome frame signs, set of 4 stamped tiles, Decorated glass blocks, and last year was decorated Simply Adorned ornaments. Any suggestions on what I could make for them this year? Can't be TOO labor intensive…I need to have them done by the party on Dec. 9th. Would LOVE to hear from you!!!