Hi everybody. I have a late entry for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge and the theme this time is Pine so I decided to use a pinecone branch from a set of stamps called Robin the Spruce by Chocolate Baroque. I also used a very old freebie embossing folder with some Christmas words on it.
I started with a piece of black card on to which I stamped the circle of pine branches using Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Platinum Embossing Powder. To get the circle the right size to fit my stitched circle I pencilled round the die onto the black card and then using my Misti I placed each one to make the circle and as this is a CAS challenge I didn't want the circle to fill to much of the white space. I did do a bit of practising on some copy paper before doing it on the card, but it still didn't quite work, as getting four in a circle was a bit of a tight fit, and the last one I had to ink just part of the stamp..not perfect but I decided it looked OK. I then added a sentiment to the centre using a stamp from the same set, and I die cut it and backed it with a piece of foam so that it would have a bit of dimension. I then used the strip embossing folder on the base card, turning the 6" square card so that it had the fold at the top so I could wrap the folder around the card. I also added a couple of scored lines above and below the embossing and then added the circle to finish the card.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:-
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - No. 65 Never in a Nativity.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 121 Anything Christmas Goes.
Happy Little Stampers August Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (no option).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas.