Sunday, October 19, 2014



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!


Betty

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty card! The touches of gold are perfect!

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  2. Oh this is really gorgeous <3 I love the gold and how do you place your sequins just perfectly I struggle with placement

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  3. Both of your cards are fantastic Betty! Love the gold dipped Christmas tree! So cuuuuute! and your second card is beautiful! Those flowers are oh so pretty!

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  4. this is a fab Christmas card Betty-love all the sequins-hope your sciatica is on the mend-sending healing prayers your way

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  5. Squee! Betty I love this. The sequins, photo die and tree with dp. A plus gf.

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  6. Betty so pretty and a great use of that die! Thank you for joining us at RetroSketches this week!

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  7. I just adore everything you do..
    HUGS

    -Ali
    Owner of The Alley Way Stamps

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