I actually have two cards for you today, because although I like how my first card turned out, I liked my 2nd card better! So yep, it's a TWOFER today!! Here's the one I made after my first one...
I have been hoarding this DSP from SU! (Merry Little Christmas) for awhile now, and finally decided it was time to use it! I've also had a 3D embossing folder from SU! (Seasonal Wreath) that I had never used, so I figured it was definitely time to use the two together! After embossing the wreath on Old Olive cardstock I brushed with a sponge dauber a little bit of white pigment ink and Old Olive ink so that it would show up better.
Then it was just a matter of layering the black, white, & DSP onto a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 white card base. I embossed in white my "Merry Christmas" (PTI Christmas Blessings) on a black die cut circle and added a white scalloped circle behind it before adding it to the center of the wreath. I finished by adding a die cut white bow (The Greetery's Fit To Be Tied) and a few red gems. A very simple card but I really love the way it turned out!
My 2nd card (which was actually my first card!) uses Pinkfresh Studio's Leafy Wreath Die Set that I used on a piece of cardstock that I had water colored with Brusho's. I adhered it to a embossed background (Gemini 3D Regency Swirls...thanks Michele!!!) and then matted to a Cherry Cobbler layer and then to a white card base. The bow is once again from The Greetery's Fit To Be Tied die set.
On this close up you can see that I added a bunch of Autumn Red Nuvo Drops for the berries on the wreath. I left the sentiment off as it's very obviously a Christmas card and there was already enough going on with this card and didn't want to clutter it up with a sentiment on it somewhere!
Do you have a favorite between the two?? I do like both of them, but the plaid just tugs at my heartstrings a bit more! Have you started your Christmas cards yet? I know some of you out there can't bear to think of making Christmas cards at this time of year, but I just LOVE making them ALL year long and I also love that come December I don't have to panic and mass produce all the same card to get them done in time. Check out what Jo and her special elf Robyn made for this challenge and then play along right HERE. This challenge is open till the end of the month.
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!