Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Handmade Christmas Greeting

My friend and fellow demonstrator Nadine sent me this beautiful, bright Christmas card. I just stared at it for a minute when it arrived...the color combination was so bright and the white snowflake seemed to practically jump off the card! Stunning work.

The base is 4.25"x5.5" of Real Red card stock, which seems almost surreal when paired with Bermuda Bay from this year's InColor Collection. The Serene Snowflakes set, available in the Holiday Mini Catalog through Jan. 4, 2010, has several sizes of flakes, which Nadine used to create a background pattern. The focal image snowflake was created using Versamark or White Craft Ink (I'm guessing) and White Embossing Powder. The fact that there are NO stray flecks of powder around either the image or the sentiment is a testament to some seriously careful work or some other technique I don't know of. Nadine, enlighten us, please!

The ribbon is Real Red 3/4" polka dot grosgrain, and it adds just the right amount of texture and pizazz to this card. It's threaded through a slot (created by the Horizontal Slot Punch) and tied to the main focal image. Love the additional spunk! The intricate border along the bottom of the Bermuda Bay layer was created using the Eyelet Border Punch.

It's so nice when people take the time to make cards and send them to local friends. Thanks, girlfriend! You should start a blog...

Back tomorrow with a card for my grandmother's 89th birthday.

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