Embossed Tree Swirled

BlackEmbossedThreequartersCardWell we are certainly on the countdown to Christmas.

This is my first Christmas card for this year.

From the moment I saw Snow Swirled in the Catalogue, I just knew I had to have it. I am a big fan of flourishes. And considering I only saw snow for the first time ever last month, I just couldn’t resist.

I embossed the Xmas tree in silver, punched out a star and added some glitter. I don’t know whether the shape of the card has a special name, but the front is only half the size of the rest of the card.

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I recreated the same layout using a normal card front. I must admit that the embossed silver stands out more against the black background. I also used the spritzer on the front as well.

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Pomegranate Sorrow

SatinPomegranateSorrow I had to make my first sympathy card a few weeks ago.

Oh…where to start?

Oh…how do I express the emotion?

Oh…how do I make it sound heartfelt, but not tacky?

I decided to head over to SplitCoastStampers. I already had the set Thoughts and Prayers, so that part was done. So I found this layout and changed the colours.

I had kept some Purely Pomegranate card stock and satin ribbon… (how I miss that colour), and teamed it up with Pink pirouette DSP and card stock. Ink it up with Sage Shadow, and top it off with Pretty in pink Brads.

I really like how this image isn’t over the top “flowery”, but has a nice gentle flow to it. Just change the sentiment and you could use this creation for a range of situations.