We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:
Use a festive sentiment as the focal point
I've gone for a very traditional feel for my card. I don't have that many large Christmas sentiment stamps in my collection, they tend to be rather small! This stamp could easily qualify as an antique - it is from Anita's and I must have bought it at least a decade ago. It certainly hasn't seen much ink recently. I'm always a bit doubtful when I use an 'old' stamp, particularly if it is a cheaper brand as many don't stamp that well but I was pleasantly surprised with this one! I heat embossed the sentiment using versamark and Stampin' Up gold embossing powder and it came out brilliantly at the first attempt! This card does have a bit of sparkle and gloss in real life but I just couldn't get it to show up in the piccys :-(
The paper is from the Docrafts Papermania first Noel collection - another bargain from The Works. The poinsettia is made using All Occasion dies and has been covered in Wink of Stella which gives a lovely sparkle.
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and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make!
Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx
I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
A gem of a challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Friends - Christmas in July
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Shopping our Stash - Countdown to Christmas
CHNCXtra - Anything Christmas
The Diva's that cut paper - Anything goes