Happy Sunshine Sunday. We've had 3 glorious days of beautiful sunshine with temperatures hovering near 60F. So thankful to have this kind of lovely weather after all the gloomy gray days last week.
Today is 2015's Challenge #2 at our Christmas Card Club. Our challenge theme of The Real Reason for the Season, was chosen by our dear Christine. We had received a very pretty Nativity card some years ago. When I saw this week's theme, I knew exactly the card to recycle for this challenge. The card had quite a glossy finish, so was a bit hard to photograph. Each photo had reflective glare under the lights. Here goes with the best of the lot:
- S/Binders Majestic Labels 25 die cut the aperture from the white card base.
- Sizzix EF (657981) Holiday Frame was inked with Delicata Gold and embossed. (the gold doesn't show in the photo, but is quite pretty IRL).
- trimmed motif from a recycled card front, used 1/8" Scor-tape to adhere to card base. Fussy cut the star from the motif and glued on the outer portion of the card base.
- MB Blooming Poinsettia Die (small one) to create the flowers. (a portion of the recycled card's sentiment showed. In order to get the main motif visible in the aperture, only the top half of the sentiment was displayed. Die cut 5 sets of poinsettias from a white snippet, colored with copics to compliment the red & gold image. Placed the flowers to obscure the visible bits of the sentiment).
Left the poinsettias flat, keeping in mind extra postage required for next year's mailing. A seasonal sentiment will only be placed on the inside verse.
Hope you will check out the other Christmas Card Club members' ideas on this theme. Each member's blog is listed on the right hand side bar.
Thanks for joining me today, and have a super wonderful Sunday. Big Hugs to all.
It's also Week 160 over at the Snippets Playground, and this card does have some snippets, so off I go to see Little Parsnip! C'mon with me, won't you???