Monday, December 15, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Cards: Day 18, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Hi Everyone!

Today's card is simple card with a lot of little extra touches. It is a smaller card, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 that will still fit into a regular envelope. At first, I struggled with this card, trying to figure out how I was going to recreate the wreath since I do not have the stamps or really anything close to what Kristina used. Initially, I thought I might try to cut one out using my Cricut; but then decided that was a little more work than I was willing to do for such a simple card.  I found the stamp I used at Michael's. I covered the outer wreath part and the sentiment with some masking tape and then embossed the center in gold. I took the masking tape off the other parts of the stamp and colored them with a Pine Needles and Fired Brick. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the outer parts of the stamp with the embossed center.

I cut the center panels and layered them as shown. I edged the larger center panel with the same fired brick red marker. I used the same embossing technique on the edges of the card that Kristina did. In the end, simple and cute!

As always, I leave you with the side by side. Thanks for visiting me! I'll be back tomorrow with Day 19.


1. Come and Get It: Merry Christmas
2. Christmas Card Challenge: CAS Christmas
3. Opus Gluei: Christmas
4. One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes Christmas
5. Pile it On: Anything Goes Christmas
6. Sentimental Sunday: Anything Goes
7. Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes


Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Cute card! I love the sentiment design! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! -Jessica CCC DT

Mynn xx said...

This is just gorgeous! LOVE the gold embossed sentiment, and I adore the partial wreath--so festive and fun! Stopping by with holiday greetings! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

La Papera Gialla said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for entering our Christmas card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Dori and love the explanation on how you created it. I have never thought of using masking take to blank of sections of a stamp before so a big thank you for teaching me something new :) :) :) Thank you for joining us for this fortnights OSAAT Anything Goes With Glitter challenge. Hugs Jane xx

Bunny said...

Great card. I just heard Judy Garland sing this song. I like the colors you used. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Chat Noir said...

A lovely clean and crisp Christmas card...and great to read your technique which will help someone else.....Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us at Opus Gleui.

Judy McKay said...

Great Christmas card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get IT this week. Judy DT

JoAnn said...

Great card. Love the way the sentiment is featured. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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