The bonus of having some time off is that I'm not rushing around quite as much as usual - still plenty to do though! But, it means I have had time to blog the cards that I have made. Do you find that you manage to scrape together enough time to make a card, but the time to take the photographs, edit them, upload them and attempt to write something witty in a post is just a feat to far?! That's where I'm at!
Enough yabbering - the card!
I made this card for the STAMPlorations bi-weekly sketch #21 - they're now on sketch #22...maybe I'll catch up at some point?!! The card does, however, still qualify for the STAMPlorations monthly challenge - I had an inkling that I would miss the sketch deadline so I made sure it was OK for both challenges!! ;) The monthly challenge is Stamps & Embossing' - it was like it was made for me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE embossing! ;)
Here's the card...
I wish I had noticed before...but I seem to have taken this photograph at a funny angle which makes the grey panel look awfully askew - I promise you it isn't! I wouldn't be able to sleep if it was even slightly out, trust me on that one - I am Queen OCD when it comes to stuff like that!
Anyway, glossing over that - here's my card. I am loving the combination of pink, silver, sparkle and grey for a Christmas card...I never thought I'd say that. I think this may be a theme for this year...? Don't quote me on it though! The snowflakes are stamped in a combination of WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine and WOW! Sparkling Snow which is a white embossing powder with a really fine and beautiful glitter in - it's subtle and gorgeous! I was proud that I was able to use my STAMPlorations 'Celebrate' stamp for something other than a birthday card...let's face it, Christmas is a time for celebration!
There is a smidgen of dry embossing too - I don't know how well you can see it in the photograph but I used my scoreboard to emboss some lines along the bottom of the grey panel. I only very recently acquired my scoreboard, I will have to take some time to explore the line embossing possibilities! Wow, I sound really exciting don't I!!? Ha ha! :)
Thanks for stopping by, I'm hoping to get a few more posts underway over the next week ;)
I have also just remembered that this card would also qualify for STAMPloration's 'Anything Goes' challenge - whoop whoop! In it goes :)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White Super Smooth, Dark Grey, Raspberry Pink
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Celebrate; DoCrafts - Bellissima Christmas
Other: WOW! - Metallic Silver Super Fine, Sparkling Snow, Fluorescent Tickled Pink e/p