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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Christmas Card Club - Make it Round


Here we go with our latest Christmas Card Club Challenge set by Valery.  She asked us to Make It Round, so here is my take on her theme.  I used my stampin' up! layering circle dies and the stitched shape framelits.









First I made a card base using the largest scallop circle die.  I cut and scored a card base in early espresso card. I made sure that the die was just over the fold at the top so that is didn't cut two circles, but a folded circle shaped card base.  I then added two rectangles one to the inside front and one to the outside back circle.
I added a stitched circle layer, followed by a foil snowflake and then a smaller stitched circle which I had stamped and embossed with copper powder using the fir branch stamp from Stampin Up Merry Patterns.
The sentiments are stamped in early espresso ink and a flourish from Stampin Up Snowflake Sentiments and some basic pearls as the finishing touch.

My tip for today is to invest in an embossing buddy which removes static and finger oils from your card stock before you stamp in versa mark for embossing hence avoiding unwanted specks of embossing powder on your design.  

I hope you'll visit our club members to check out their 'Make it Round' designs.  You can visit them easily by heading to the page detailed above Christmas CC.  

Best wishes for the week ahead and do pop back as I have some very exciting news to share this week.  

Hugs all  Zoe xx

11 comments:

dutchess said...

I love the unusual shape you have created to showcase your round topper...it’s beautiful...the die cut and the embossing ...stunning xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

This has certainly given me a great idea for a very different shape card Zoe. It's fabulous - and not just the shape! Great card. Christine xx

rachel said...

such pretty cards Zoe - I really love what you have done!!! Hugs rachel xx

Rita said...

Love your card Zoe. So beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Zoe, beautifully designed card and I love the colours, great easel style too, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the copper and silver together Zoe, very elegant and festive in this beautiful circular design.
Lorraine

Zoe Tant said...

Thanks Ladies for your lovely comments. A fun challenge with some awesome ideas this time around. Zx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely design. Wish I had thought of that!

Your stamping looks great and I do know what you mean about the embossing buddy. I rarely emboss as i seem to always get stray specks no matter what I do.

Mrs A. said...

Oh my this is a wonderful design which fulfils my criteria perfectly. I love the card you have created here. So sorry for delay in commenting. Sometimes life just gets in the way and takes over unexpectedly. hugs Mrs A.

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Carol said...

This is gorgeous Zoe, such an elegant design. Carol x