Friday, November 28, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 1

Hi Everyone!!

I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to share this project series with you. I have been working on this for the last couple of months which is why my blog updating has been so hit and miss lately.
If you are a paper crafter, chances are you probably follow Kristina Werner and you know that each year she does her "Holiday Card Series" which is a series of videos showing her creation of 25 Holiday Cards.
I have tried for a couple of years now to play along with her and create my own version of each of her cards. Usually I give up around day 15, sadly. Not this year!!! This year, I made all 25 cards! WHOO HOO!!

Sometimes, I got a little stumped with images and coloring especially if it was a stamp or an image I didn't have. I did purchase a few items to complete a couple of projects; but for the most part I tried to use what I already had. I also relied heavily on some digital images for a few projects as well.

Each day, I will share two photos. One of the card I created and then a side by side shot of Kristina's card and my card, so you can see them together.

So, here we go with the first card: For this card, I used the Snowflake Embossing Folder on Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock. I sponged some white craft ink around the embossed images. I embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Big Holiday Wishes" with versamark and silver embossing powder. I added some Little B tape and silver elastic cord as well.

Here are the two cards side by side. I tried to keep the elements as similar as I could. In the end, I think I came up with a relatively similar creation.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2!


1. Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment appropriate for December Holiday.

2. DL Art Thankful Thursday:  Any Winter Holiday

3. Time Out Challenges: Embossing


lalkygirl said...

What a fab card love the CAS design
Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments designs and good luck
Tracey x

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty great embossing folder I love seeing both cards
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #145 “ANYTHING WINTER HOLIDAY” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Dori ... the white against that subtle grey is lovely ... such fabulous texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Nonni said...

Very stylish! I love the monochrome color palette and your layout shows the embossing very well. Beautiful! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Gerrina said...

A beautiful wintercard! Love the clean look! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us.