Friday, October 17, 2014

May Arts Handmade Christmas Card Blog Hop

I have a confession to make.  Ready?  Seriously, you better sit down first.

 I don't make my Christmas cards.  GASP!!

I used to...really I did. but life has become a whirlwind of things to do and something had to go.  I do, however, make a few special ones to send to family so I was thrilled when the Ribbon Lady challenged us to a Christmas card hop.  I miss my paper and ink.

I decided to go elegant in ivory and gold for this one.  Super simple, super easy.  My card base is 5" square ivory card stock, corners rounded and the front spritzed with ImagineCRAFTS Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Gold Spritz.  I think I'm in love.  I sponged the edges with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz.

I created the wreath by first cutting a circle with a Spellbinders Circle die then glued May Arts XL30 Gold Leaves.  The wreath circle is popped up with foam tape.

The paper flowers were sponged with gold ink  and pearl swirl was muted with some Versafine Sepia ink so they wouldn't be so white against the ivory card stock both came from my stock.  I stamped the sentiment with the same gold ink.

Inside, I spritzed more gold shimmer then pulled a string on a single gold leaf to create some texture.  A stick on pearl tops finishes it off. Christmas card completed!

You know the Ribbon Lady loves to give away ribbon so here we go -   2 spools of ribbon EACH day from the May Arts Christmas Section!  That's 21 pages of choices!!  Just comment to win!

Here's the hop line up in case you missed someone along the way:

        Virginia Fynes
       Tracy McLennon
       Rhea Weigand
       Mary Brockway
       Mallika Kejriwal  
       Lalo IK 
       Karen Hanson

       Karen Baker
      Jennifer Davey
      Jenifer Cowles
      Jen Shears
      Emily Lanham
      Charlene Driggs - that's me!

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