I came across this beautiful Christmas card Kathy, aka CAKath, made and knew instantly that I wanted to case her idea for several of my Christmas cards. I wanted to make about 30 of these, but after I made 15 of these wreaths, I realized they were going to take more time than I had. I also didn't have the wood grain stamp that Kathy used, so I improvised with my embossing folders. I used two Spellbinder circle dies to make a base to adhere the fern leaves to.
My next card was inspired by the website Stef chose for this Saturday's inspiration challenge called Shabby Apple. When I saw this black and silver bracelet on the Shabby Apple website, I was inspired to use silver embossing on black cardstock for my Christmas card. The poinsettia and sentiment are both by Rubbnecker. I stamped the image and sentiment in versamark and heat embossed with silver. I attached the two red gemstones, and I was done! I believe this is the quickest card I've ever made, and I love it's elegance.
I was asked to make a "simple but elegant" monogram gift card set that would be mailable and free of embellishments. I chose to do them in burgundy and not quite navy. I used JustRite stamps for the monogram and a few Stampin' Up sets (Heartfelt Thanks, Peaceful Wishes). I also used a variety of Spellbinder dies, border punches, embossing folders, as well as heat embossing and emboss resist techniques.
Well, I hope you're having a terrific weekend and are in better shape for the holidays than I am!!