I joined the Christmas Card Club for a fortnightly challenge and to get better organised with making my Christmas cards. I never dreamt it would challenge me quite so hard! The first week was a card using more than 2 folds. You can see my card here. I thought that was a tough one to start on, but Sally has set the challenge of winter sports this time and as I'm committed to using Stampin' Up! products I found I didn't have a single winter sport set, so thanks to my fellow demonstrator Bekka I had some stamped skaters to play with. Here's my first card which I wasn't really happy with, but my daughter ooh'd and ahh'd so I've decided to share it with you.
The early espresso background has clear embossed snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set and the sentiment is from Pines and Poinsettias. Brushed gold and real red cardstock frame the image having been cut out using the Big Shot and the Petal Cone die. Real red striped grosgrain and victoria lace ribbon are gorgeous accessories.
My second version is more pleasing to me. It features the lush, luxurious Stampin' Up! Mocha Morning Designer Series Papers, along with glimmer brads, gold glitter adhered with heat and stick powder and versamark ink and also the very versatile oblong frame from the Designer Frames embossing folder. A sentiment from new Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and the finishing touch is vanilla velvet ribbon from the Stampin Up spring Mini 2012. Also featured is the eyelet border punch which I used to trim the bottom edge of the card and then reinstated it with chocolate chip cardstock.
Don't forget to look around the other blogs in Christmas Card Club to draw lots of great inspiration. You can find their blogs in my sidebar.
Stamps - Winter Post, Serene Snowflakes, Pines and Poinsettias, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - brushed gold, crumb cake, real red, early espresso, chocolate chip, very vanilla, Mocha Morning Specialty Papers
Inks - versamark, real red, chocolate chip, early espresso
Tools - Big Shot, designer frames embossing folders, 11/4" circle punch, 23/8" scallop circle punch, modern label punch, paper piercer and matt pack, heat gun
accessories - velvet designer ribbon, victoria lace ribbon, real red grosgrain ribbon, glimmer brads, fine galaxy glitter, clear embossing powder
Love to create - monochromatic
Sweet Stamps - monochromatic
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Glam it up with glitter