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Can you believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques? Here are the links in case you missed a month:
Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or Blitsy.com. (Winner's Choice). This is the last month of the year and we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks, cardstock, or anything else metallic and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too. Now on with the projects.
Not only did I have a lot of fun with this hop but it also helped kickstart me into making my Christmas cards for this year. I usually have them finished long before now but this year just really seemed to get away from me and prior to this hop I hadn’t even started! Considering I usually make between 75 to 100 cards that’s just absolutely crazy.
So, without further adieu, here is my first completed Christmas card of the season. I made sure to include foil in the form of some adhesive foil that my girls gave me for my birthday. I hadn’t had a chance to use it yet so this hop was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. I decided to take the foil and run it through my Cuttlebug. I chose the only embossing folder I had that looked wintery (I’ll give you a hint … imagine snowflakes, lol). I adhered the foil to a piece of burgundy cardstock which I had layered on top of a white card-base. I added the burgundy ribbon and a scripty sentiment by Lawn Fawn which I embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder. Take a peek at the finished product …
For my second card, I used 4 pieces of cardstock that had foil bits throughout them. I cut each piece of cardstock into a flag and layered those over each other from tallest to shortest. I found some jingle bells in my stash so I thought they’d be a great addition since they were metallic. I strung them on some twine and stapled it to my card. I added a cute sentiment that I picked up from Michael’s to finish the card off.
The last card came in a card kit from Close To My Heart. My co-worker is a representative and I like to support her every year by buying a kit of cards that I can assemble. There isn’t a lot of flash to this card .. it’s actually kind of plain, lol .. but it did have some foil ribbon on it so I’m throwing it in as well.
That’s it for me! Up next is the ever talented Claudia. Go visit and see what exciting things she has to share … and don’t forget to check out the other awesome blogs and show them some love while you are there!
- Sharon *you are here*
- Claudia *go here next*