Happy Sunday! Popping in with another Christmas card! I am playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge...Gold Dipped die cuts.
I usually have a stash of Christmas cards ready to go by this time of the year. I was looking the other day and realized I have very few Christmas cards made. I am trying to knock out a few this week.
I started with pure poppy base. I die cut the large frame from Fabulous Frames 3 times and glued together. I stamped the sentiment from the Polka Dot Parade set before I glued all the panels together. I die cut the Polka Dot Parade #9 die twice. I stamped each section of the tree with coordinating image from the Polka Dot Parade #9 stamp set. I used chartreuse, poppy, hibiscus burst, harvest gold, and limeade ice. I used dark chocolate
for tree trunk base. I swiped each piece at the scalloped edge with versa mark and gold embossed. I glued all the pieces to a strip of card stock and glued to the back side of the fabulous frame. I actually inked the entire tiny star and gold embossed the whole thing. I popped the entire frame and tree using foam tape. I added a few shiny sequins and my card was complete.
While this card is mailing friendly and looks clean and simple, it is still labor intensive for mass producing. I am using the sketch from this week's Retro Sketch.
This challenge reminded me of the card I did for PTI June 2013 Blog Hop! Check out the post Thinking of You.....memories!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!