Happy Thursday! It has been a busy week! With school starting back in a couple of weeks, I am trying to cram as much into my days as possible. I did take a few moments to play in my crafty space so I made a Christmas card. I am playing along with Papertrey Inks Make It Monday Challenge. This week we are to make borders using non border dies.
I chose to use the Wonderful words die: Joy. I started in the center of the pure poppy card stock. I die cut only a portion of the word. Just under the open letter O. Majority of the word is cut out. Once the center JOY was die cut, I then die cut the word on each end. I die cut the word JOY 3 times using rustic white card stock. I used the Wonderful Words Mini Joy stamp set and embossed in white the Joy musical sentiment. Love the way the white on white looks.
I glued the white embossed JOY words on top of the red just staggering slightly the white so the red shows as a subtle shadow underneath. Next, I used a Big and Bold Wishes and Big and Bold Christmas Wishes and white embossed a sentiment. I used the Basic Background Musical Score and stamped using versamark onto the pure poppy. I love this subtle effect. I cut the rustic white base with a portion cut out on the left to showcase the JOY border. I stamped the background of the rustic white using Background Basics Super Stripes in red to create a tonal plaid pattern. I love the bold red and white combo. I glued the pure poppy panel to the rustic white base and the card was done. I debated adding an embellishment, but decided I liked it as it was and it would make mailing easier. I also like the fact that I could orient the card horizontal or vertical. Great option. Could even make a cool pocket style to house a family picture or gift card for the holidays.
I am also playing along with Christmas Card Challenges: Embellish It option(I chose not to). I am also playing along with the Festive Friday Inspiration Challenge. I focused on the sending.....the JOY of the Season is on the way! Simon Monday Challenge: Family! Christmas is about being with family and sharing in the Birth of Jesus!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!