When I went looking for a stamp for my card this week, I was pleased to see I have accumulated several sets of Christmas silhouette stamps over the last year or so, which meant I had plenty to choose from - the only difficulty was deciding which one to use.
Finally, I settled on this lovely image of Santa and his reindeer flying across the sky which is from a set by Debbie Moore Designs.
The line of trees below was embossed straight onto the card front using one of the embossing folders bought as a set from Oh My Crafts several months ago. I do believe they are now available elsewhere so are no longer exclusive.
Adding some holographic embossing powder gives a touch of sparkle to some of the trees, which unfortunately isn't really showing in this photo.
Santa and the greeting, (from the same set of stamps), were stamped with black pigment ink and then cut with Oval Nestabilities before being treated to some holographic sparkle and matted onto a Scalloped Oval cut from black card given the same treatment.
Oh Yesssssssss ... we are sparkling good style!
The card should've been completed at this stage but I felt it needed something else ... and yes you've guessed ... MORE SPARKLE!
A leftover strip of black card was cut with scalloped edged trimmer blade and then embossed within an inch of it's life, before being folded in half and attached down the fold. Now I'm a happy bunny!
I just realised that Winter Wonderland Challenge this week is to use images or colours of "Christmas Sweets" so will enter this Mint Humbug colour combination of black and white and will take my chances at the following challenges too ...
PaperPlay Challenges - Up In The Air
Cute Card Thursday - No Designer Papers
Delightful Sketches and Challenges - Texture
Just before you disappear to see what my fellow "Bah! Humbugger! Buddies" have been up to, leave a message in the comment box relating
a fond childhood Christmas memory
and I will select one person to win a set of the
YEP! I have somehow acquired 2 sets ... whoops!
That's just plain greedy!
You don't need to do anything else ... no linking back ... no blog candy posts on your blog ... no jumping through hoops or doing double somersaults ...
Just leave me a memory message
before midnight on Sunday 30th May - UK time
and your name will go into the draw.
Winner will be announced on Monday