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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas card a week catch up

 Hi All, I am behind in my Christmas card a week entry's, so here is week, 18, 19, and 20.  
 I made this for the challenge at Winter Wonderland calling for 3 of 3  .I made these using an SVG cut file for the ornaments from Bird called Baubles.  I layed it out using MTC software, then cut it on my KNK Zing onto white card stock.  I mounted 3 different colors of foil behind the 3 cuts and added a piece of glittered tape to the bottom. To round out my 3 of 3 I added 
3 glittered rhinestones to the tops of the 3 ornaments.  The envelope is lined with a matching embossed foil. 
I made the next 2 cards, (Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings) for the Thats Crafty challenge calling for Masks, Templates, Stencils.  Since I loved the pretty ornaments so much I cut a stencil from the same arrangement onto some clear polyester sheet,  I placed the stencil over some red card stock, then applied some embossing paste over the stencil, removed the stencil and added some Stickles fine dry glitter in Stardust.  I let them dry together and the glitter stuck quite well to the embossing paste.  I added the ribbons made from embroidery floss and some rhinestones to finish the look, these are all 5 x 7 cards.  For the envelopes on these 2 I used the same SVG cut and added a foiled ornament to the cut out.  That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  ~Diane
Updated to add, this card was chosen in the Top 3 at 
Thats Crafty!  Thank you!


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28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful ornaments Diane!

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  2. Isn't it great how seemingly simple designs grab your attention. Love all 3 cards, but especially like the foil. Glad you did the close up of the detail of the foil, otherwise, even though you stated the foil was behind the card stock, it was hard to notice. In sewing, we call that "reverse applique." Beautiful!

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  3. Pure Christmas elegance and so festive with the sparkly touches.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. Diane I am back to say thank you so much for displaying my 900 Follower badge xxx
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  5. Great cards, love the bright colours and shapes you have used! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Oh Diane, these Christmas cards are gorgeous! Love the foil on the one and the little ties on the other and of course so beautifully tied in together with the envelopes.

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  7. BOTH are great but that foil is just so STUNNING, Diane!

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  8. Fab cards Diane, love the baubles and colours, Hugs Carole Z X

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  9. Fabulous designs, all so elegant and beautifully put together. Xx

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  10. Wunderschön, kann ich da nur sagen...
    Die Kugeln mit einer glänzenden Folie hinterlegt, eine grandiose Idee.

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  11. so pretty, diane! i love my mtc program:) the older i get the more i love glitter--the glittered cards are my fav:)

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  12. Oh My! Both so beautifully simple and classy. LOVE. xoDonna

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  13. The shape of the ornaments is so pleasing- these are lovely.

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  14. These are fabulous cards Diane. I loved the preview but then saw what you had actually done (I thought it was stamping) and it's so effective. Love the little gems too.

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  15. Hello my dear Diane! It's amazing cards! I love your interesting ideas! I'm sorry my dear, I have a very rainy weather here and my internet not very good, I try to visit your sweet blog when for several hours there is no rain. Wish you a very good day! Hugs, xoxo
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

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  16. Hi Diane, Lovely Christmas cards, the baubles looks fabulous with the foil and the sparkly embossing paste, great idea to use them as stencils too.
    Avril xx

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  17. These are so beautiful, Love the shimmer in both be it metallic or glittery :)

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  18. Hi Diane, your two cards are beautiful. Love the colors and the use of the glitter and metallic styles.
    Your work is always stunning and anyone would love to receive a gorgeous card like these perfect for framing and decorating with each holiday.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  19. A gorgeous card, perfect for our theme and I love the lush colours too!
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland :)
    Kelly.x

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  20. Oh wow!! These are stunning Diane! I love the ones with the brightly colored foil! So lovely! And the white glittery ones! Amazing!

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  21. Love both of them Diane! Fabulous designs!!

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  22. Wow ....what a beautiful selection of Christmas cards Diane :) Viv xx

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  23. Diane
    I am sorry I have not managed to visit each new blog post but I've had enforced time away from on-line activities, it is all very hit and miss but here I am visiting this beautiful post with all that gorgeous shimmer and bling. I can just imagine those displayed on a mantel at Christmas catching the light from a nearby Christmas tree.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. I love your Christmas card. I am going to another Card Camp in Sept and I may start on the Christmas cards I make each year for my son and daughter in law. Love your cards.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  25. Diane your Christmas card is gorgeous! I think it's time for me to start thinking about Christmas cards as well. Thanks for becoming my latest follower. I have also become a follower of yours and look forward to seeing your future creations!

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  26. Both cards are beautiful however classic red and green are still my favorite Christmas colors. Creative Christmas Bliss...

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