I've had a tough time getting back in the swing of things creatively speaking. I craft in my dining room so it was necessary to put everything away during the holidays. It's been difficult getting everything back out especially since I stuffed things in every out of sight nook and cranny I could! I keep finding things I am missing which is not conducive to getting anything done.
Here I am with a Christmas card even though, like most of you, I am pretty glad to see it over and done. But, I did promise myself that I would get more completed throughout the year so I'm not so overwhelmed in December like I was this year. Plus frankly, I really didn't get to use some of new goodies I purchased during the season. This week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge (#90) to use ribbon or twine and Simons Says Wednesday Challenge (ice inspiration) provided the perfect excuse to get started.
If you remember from some of my December cards I fell in love with the American Crafts Silver Glitter paper and used it a lot. I didn't see the gold version until I went into the local Paper Source. I snatched it up and also bought a spool of their gold ribbon which matched it perfectly. I don't normally buy much there as everything is usually overpriced in my opinion. I guess the smell of gold glittery paper went to my head!
I cut the gold panel using The Cat's Pajamas Holiday Toppers CutUps for the snowflake border at the bottom and then tied the bow around it. I cut the snowflake from an off white glittery paper that I found at Michaels using the Simon Says Eliza Snowflake. I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Holiday Hellos set with Delicata Golden Glitz ink onto a piece from the Reverse Confetti Tag Me dies. A smattering of gold and white sequins provided the finishing touch. My photograph gave the gold paper a brassy look that is not there in real life. It's a really pretty spun gold.
Products: Simon Says stamp and die, American Crafts Glitter paper, Paper Source ribbon, Delicata ink, Darice sequins, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps, Reverse Confetti die
I promise things will pick up around here soon.
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