Over the weekend I made two christmas cards for my favorite challenges. CAS(E) this Sketch #193, Addicted to Stamps and More #214 (Clean and Simple) and Virginia's View Challenge #24 (Focal Point).
For the layout of both cards I took the awesome sketch of the CTS by Leigh Penner. I used some christmas stamps from the Fall Release of The Ton: Poinsettia Garden Background, Fresh Cut Poinsettias and Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp.
For my first card I stamped the Poinsettia Garden Background on a vellum using embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver. I then colored it on the back using Tombow markers and added Wedding Dress Pico on the Mistletoe berries. The waved panel was cut with my Cricut from a shimmery silver cardstock. After I adhered the vellum panel on my card base, I foam mounted the waved panel. The poinsettia was silver heat embossed on the same silver cardstock and fussy cut. The sentiment is from the Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp which I also silver heat embossed on a thin strip of the silver cardstock. I added Crystal Stickles on the poinsettia and a strip of a dark red cardstock underneath the silver sentiment, and then mounted it altogether on the card.
It was quite a bit of heat embossing on a vellum and I couldn't prevent the vellum from warping, as you can see...
For the second card I silver heat embossed the Poinsettia Garden Background on some silver cardstock, added faux stich lines on both sides using a die from Paper Smooches and foam mounted it on the white card base. I stamped the layered poinsettia in Red Sangria hybrid ink, Lipstick Red and Spiced Chai dye ink on a piece of white cardstock and added silver Pico and Crystal Stickles on the center. The sentiment is from the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set by The Ton. I silver heat embossed it on a white cardstock, cut it and added a thin strip of Silver Glitter tape on the bottom. The fussy cut poinsettia and the sentiment was added on the card. The finishing touch was some sequins from the Santa's Sneezes Couture Mix.
I'll enter the first one into CTS #193 and Addicted to Stamps and More #214.
And I want to enter my second card into Virginia's View Challenge #24: Red Poinsettia as my focal point!
Thank you all for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!