Monday, December 4, 2017

IT'S BEEN A WHILE...

Hello all-
As we all know life keeps us busy.
Because all is good we are dealing with other health issues I don't care to discuss right now but is the reason why it took me a while to craft and post.

However, I am sharing with you today my 2017 Christmas Cards.
My inspiration was taken from Pinterest but I couldn't recreate the beauty of the original not that I ever want to. This is my take on it.

Christmas Cards
2017
4" Round Card
I used more than a few die cuts and took me a while to cut and build the prototype.

-Let's start with the Cricut images-
The circle base is from the Cricut cartridge 'Wild Card', Cricut Access #m2fa54.
The circles are from the 'Shapes' feature in Design Space. Cut at 4" and 3-3/4" also to get the ring around.

The candles are from the 'Christmas' cart, Cricut Access #m40ade.
Some of the foliage (green in this card) is from 'Storybook', Cricut Access #m34132 and the banner strips are from 'Bits and Pieces', Cricut Access #mfb1ff.

The font is called 'Wildflower'. I didn't know about it but it showed up in the fonts area and I was able to use it. I am assuming
it is a Free font or was Free at the time I used it.
I liked it very much and it wrote beautifully.

-The rest of the die cuts-
Cottage Cutz: wreath, tiny bow, and the neck applique.
Impression Obsession: the tiny red flowers (reminded me of poinsettias).
Martha Stewart paper punch: the red branch up on top.
Ek Success paper punch: the star on the foliage.

The embossing was done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder called 'Collage and Notebook'.
The sentiment is from Joy Clair stamps and it was embossed using a gold embossing powder, which it went array as I can see in the pics but not in real life, :). Oh well!

For those who are interested...here is the link for my inspiration. It takes you to the post itself.
As I mentioned before, I found it on Pinterest first.
-Absolutely Gorgeous- in my opinion, that is.
Hope you enjoy it and this blogger won't take offense I linked her project.

Before I finish here I am taking the moment to wish you all:
 'Happy Holidays', 'Merry Christmas' and or 'Happy Hannukah'
Better do it now in case life continues to surprise me and I can't come back for a bit.
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Take care you all!







2 comments:

  1. Agnes, your card is GORGEOUS! And made with a lot of love and dedication. Beautiful color scheme. I like the layers.

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  2. Hi Krista, Thank you for the lovely comment. I am happy it can serve as inspiration to others. Yes, it was a bit time consuming but I enjoyed every single step. :) For the love of the craft and sanity.
    Happy Holidays to you all!

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