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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas 2014 #1

I have decided that I will not make many Christmas cards this year - I think I made about 50 last year.  For one thing, II need a little less stress!  I am not sure non-card makers realize the time involved (at least, for me!).  I know that appreciation of our cards is not the primary goal of card making - on the other hand, it is nice to receive some comments!
That being said, I will be making some cards and you will see most of them as challenge entries!  This sentiment is an unmarked unmounted rubber stamp from m collection - if you recognize it, please let me know.  I used DP and solid paper from the Faith sta  I hack (Paper Studio).  It does not show, but I enhanced the W with a gold Spica pen,  Glittery gold ribbon and a shiny star add more bling.  Blessings is a Cheery Lynn die cut.
One more question - I adhered the ribbon strip with double stick tape.  It works here as it is camouflaged with the Die cut.  What do you use to adhere strips of ribbon?  I know - Washi tape is a good replacement.
Sketch:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-10-10T05:00:00-06:00&max-results=7
Christmas:  http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-month-of-holiday-cards.html?showComment=1414839841807#c3699530758315813145
Border (On DP); Cheery Lynn Blessings die:   http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
"time-season":  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Inspiration - the gold ribbon:  http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Anything uplifting:  http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

  1. Hi Dorothy, such an elegant designed Christmas card and eye catching. As for your ribbon I use double sided tape as well, but when organza ribbon I tend to stick just the ends of the ribbon tucking them behind a layer of paper. Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck.
    Julie x

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  2. Your card is fabulous Dorothy, I really like the design and colour scheme. I also like the way you overlaid the die cut word onto the ribbon, it's subtle but adds some extra dimension.
    I use a combination of double-sided tape and glue (glossy accents) to secure ribbon to my cards Dorothy. The tape hold the ribbon in place while the glue dries. With sheer ribbon, I usually tuck both ends behind another piece of cardstock so it's not really an issue. Good luck!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  3. Dorothy what a nice Christmas card. The gold and red looks great together. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge. Good Luck to you

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  4. What a beautiful Christmas card!! I just love the sentiment and your use of neutral colors!! Thanks for sharing your talent and joining the challenge at ODBD, Dorothy!

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  5. Oh, Dorothy, it's so wonderful to see another of your cards for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I so agree with your about making cards. Many people (perhaps most) do not realize the time involved (and invested) in making a handmade card. For some, I love to do it because they appreciate it. For others, I tend to make simple (or at times buy a card). So I appreciate your not wanting to stress. Good for you! I love the beautiful image, and it reminds me of Celtic printing. And beautiful use of these neutral colors with the lovely ribbon and "blessings" die! I agree with a couple of the gals that I use double-face tape and sometimes even some Glue n' Seal matt finish adhesive made by Inkssentials that I bought from Michaels. It dries and does not leave any shine...love that! Thanks again for joining us at ODBD and sharing your beautiful card! Hugs, sweet friend!

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