Over the past few days I've been giving my blog design a bit of a refresh so that it is responsive to the size of mobile devices. So apologies if you tried to get to my blog and found issues with it loading the content. There was a little bug in the menu, but that was has been resolved now. I still have a few things to tidy up, but I hope that you find it easier to read my blog on your smart phone and tablet now.
Now onto the card I have to share today. This is one I have had in head for a while and I finally got the time to bring it to fruition. I wanted to use a Christmas carol as the background, so I printed this 'O Come, All Ye Faithful' music image that I found on the Internet onto Very Vanilla card stock. I wanted a softer look than either black or white and I added some Crumb Cake ink around the edges to soften it as well.
The card was very hard to photograph with the reflection from the gold accents, so by changing the angle, it hardly looks like gold at all now. The 'j' and 'y' were die cut in Red Glimmer paper using the Large Letters framelits and I cut a second set in Gold Foil and slightly offset them to add a bit more oomph. For the 'o' I joined two of the Boxwood Wreath embellishments together and adhered some small 'berries' punched out of the Red Glimmer.
The wreath was adhered first with glue dots and then I popped up the letters either side of it, using mini dimensionals. The Mary and Joseph image was heat embossed in gold, fussy cut and then popped up in the centre of the wreath. I finished it off with a bow in my favourite vanilla and gold satin ribbon.
I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Garden Green card stock for my vanilla writing panel. I added some of the Year of Cheer Specialty washi at the base and heat embossed the shepherd image in gold on the right. The greeting in the centre from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set is stamped in Real Red.
This view from the top shows the lovely gold accents on the card. I hope you like it.
|Stamps||Night in Bethlehem, Merry Mistletoe|
|Card stock & Papers||Real Red, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Gold Foil, Red Glimmer (retired)|
|Ink||Versamark, Real Red, Crumb Cake|
|Accessories||Boxwood Wreath, Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty washi|
|Tools||Large Letters Framelits, Big Shot, 3/16" circle punch (not SU), Gold EP, Heat gun, Glue dots, Mini dimensionals, Sponge dauber|
Thanks for looking!