Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our makes. The theme for today was chosen by me 'Red Berries'.
I very nearly shot myself in the foot over this as I had selected my choice at the end of last year knowing full well that I had a couple of used christmas cards with berries on them!
Then I went and made my NewYears Resolution to not only use a recycled card but also make a card from the stash of stamps,/diecuts/stencils / embossing folders in my craft room.
I had to delve/dig and deep but I did eventually find a never before used embossing folder of sorts.
First up though is the card (read that as 2) that I made using the recycled christmas card from my stash . The original card had a row of 3 miniature (should have taken a piccy before I dismantled it) pictures of berries with a simple 'Seasons Greetings' underneath.
I cut out the pictures and trimmed 1 onto cream card and the other 2 onto red card and made the following cards.
I used a red blank card base.
Floral trim is actually christmas bias binding from my stash.
The circles die cut was sent to me by a good blogging buddy.
I cut the sentiment out and added at the bottom.
Cream blank card base this time .
Tartan card is another card base cut down to fit.
Merry Christmas is silver foil ribbon trimmed and adhered to red card.
Spotty Ribbon from my stash.
Finally the card made using a Sizzix Metal Embossing Folder originally designed to be used with the Sizzix Personal Die Cutter in conjunction with the Sizzix System Converter!!
Yep, I had never heard of these either but I do remember picking a pile (read 5) of these metal dies up going dirt cheap years ago from a sale box. They work perfectly in my Sizzix big shot. This one is called Holly Berries 38-9547
I have used a green blank card base.
Holly card is another card base cut down. Frame is a sizzix Scallop rectangle die cut which I have put through an SU Decorative Dots embossing folder.
Velvet leaves and berries are a really,really old table decoration from my MIL.
(Just knew it would come in useful one day!)
Chipboard bauble sentiment is by Scrapmatts.
Close up of the embossing using the metal folder from sizzix.
Turned out to be a bargain buy in the End.
Entering the above card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown # Christmas Foliage.
Crafty Hazlenut's #277 Cute or anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.
A Snowflakes Promise #20 Anything goes.
Crimbo Crackers #104 Embossing.