Hello there! Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a good start! I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I am getting ready for my Christmas in July class this week and so I have Christmas spirit spilling out all over the place. I wish you could all come to class! I'd love to have you! There will be cookies. :) Ok, on to my card:
I wanted a sleek, simple, elegant card. Sometimes simple is really beautiful!
I embossed the card bottom with the Holly Textured Embossing Folder and added the dressed up strip of red and gold just above it. I stamped one single sentiment from the Christmas Pines set and that is it! I normally feel a compelling need to fill in my white space with something, but I let it go this time!
I used both the Blossom Builder and Pansy punch to create the flower. The Pansy flower was smaller than I wanted, so I combined the two. The Garden Green leaves are from the Flourish Thinlits set and tucked nicely right under the Real Red flower.
I got the soft look by rolling up each punched piece and peeling apart the layers. The bottom layer is made from 2 1/2 large Blossom petals (peeled apart) and the top is made from 2 1/2 Pansy layers (also peeled apart). I topped the whole thing with the center from the Blossom Builder punch (in gold) and then a Gold Faceted Gem.
Here are the products I used to create this card:
Lots to do today, so I'm going to roll! Hope your day is a good one! I will be back soonest with more to share! Until then...craft a little! It's good for your soul!