Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I lost count - how many Chrissy cards do I need?

How is everyone going? Well I hope!  Oh...its Thursday already, gosh the weeks just fly when Christmas is looming.. and I have so much still to do...like almost all ofmy Christmas shopping! eeek! Its a bit too late to do it online to, lol.

If you saw my WOYWW post yesterday you would have seen that I was in the midst of making a card and had bits and pieces all over my desk and that I mentioned that it was possible that the whole thing could very well end up in the rubbish bin? Well I am happy to say that despite a massive heat embossing disaster the card survived and I have it here to show you now.

After enjoying my gold embossing attempt last week I thought I would give it another go with some American Crafts "Zing" embossing powder that I have been hoarding in my drawer for some time.... well it has been put back safely in the drawer never to surface again! It is silver embossing powder with glitter through it, but instead of the result being nice and luxurious, it was thin and flat and uneven. Terrible. I did keep the sentiment panel that I embossed so you can see that further down the post...

Oh - and a little warning... I went a tad photo mad because the card has a number of opening bits so I wanted to make sure I had a pic of each of them.

So here is the front...the papers are Bo Bunny Midnight Frost. I have little Edwin sitting on his little gate panel with his pressie. The edge is punched with a MS border punch "Swirling Lace".

And here is the front panel with the gate section opened and a little close up of Edwin. Its a little hard to see in the photo on the left, but I've cut a large snowflake frmo acetate on the Cricut and covered it with glitter. It is really sparkly IRL. The trees are Winter Forrest from the Santa 2008 collection. They've also been given a large dose of glitter :)

 This is the inside with the top flap up. I've used Tilda with Christmas Stockings from the Winter 2008 collection.  The swirls on the paper have been glittered and there is another acetate snowflake behind Tilda.

Finally, the last two photos... the left photo is the embossed Merry Christmas sentiment. I'm definately adding some new silver embossing powder to my Christmas list, lol. The photo on the right shows the last panel which has a pocket folded into it to put a note and a gift card or in my case, some tea satchels.

There is a great tutorial for this card HERE if you want to have a go yourself. I altered the size of my card to be 6 inches tall x 5.5 inches wide.

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