Hello & welcome to another Christmas Card Club Sunday, and our theme for this week is "Gifts" chosen by our own Zoe T. of Stamping Scene. Had to give this one a bit of thinking, as my first impulse was to do a Nativity card. After all - that was our greatest Gift ever. Thought about some Christmas tree stamps that show gifts under the tree. Then found these precolored images by Elizabeth Bell, not sure where I got these. These little ones are definitely waiting for some gifts, yes? Hunted around for an Elizabeth Craft gift die that had been purchased some time ago. Finally located it, and so here is my take on Zoe's Gift theme:
- the precolored Elizabeth Bell image was circular in shape. Just got some new MFT Crosstitch dies, so used one a bit larger than the image (from the snippet box) to cut a mat. Inked around the image with some DI Antique Linen, then Abandoned Coral to tie in the reds.
- Elizabeth Craft Gifts die, also using several snippets . This die has the box shape, the stripe overlay, the bow, and several other parts to die cut trims. The blue gift was a tiny white snippet colored with WoLuna and used the fall out bits from the 2 trim pieces. Gold bows also started out as white snippets, which were colored with a Pentel gold pen. Added some rhinestones for the bow knots.
- Starform sentiment sticker started out as silver, colored with a red Pentel pen.
- card base was white textured Win-Win c/s, embossed with a WeRMemory keepers EF found today in our local Hobby Lobby. After embossing, used remaining Abandoned Coral DI ink on the sponge used to distress the white circle to lightly ink the raised embossing.
Thanks Zoe, for a good challenge theme. It was productive, not only in creating a card, but in forcing me to do a bit (very tiny bit!) of straightening up, trying to find the gift die!
Thanks for joining me today, and please do go over to see what my team members will be sharing. Their blogs are listed on the right side bar. Happy Sunday. Hope you have a grand day, and thanks for coming. Hugs.
PS: don't forget that Rudolph Day starts on the 25th. A chance to build up your Christmas card stash and perhaps win a nifty prize.