Friday, 13 November 2020

Gorgeous gifts

It’s the second week of our Christmas countdown over at Daring Cardmakers and this week we’re all about gorgeous gifts. It could be a card featuring images of pretty packages, a gift card holder, a paper crafted gift for a friend...what can you come up with?

I always check out the Christmas Kickstart challenge (although I don’t manage to play very often) and owner Jo has teamed up with Gail in Let’s Squash It, a challenge dedicated to embossing folders. I’d been thinking recently I don’t play with my EFs nearly enough so perhaps this will give me a push! They have a joint challenge going on at the moment so I’ve made something to hit three targets - go me!

The sunshine is bright in Northumberland this afternoon so apologies if the photo looks washed out - just imagine understated sophistication! 

I die cut squares and rectangles for my packages, brayered ink onto my folder and embossed two of them. The third has stamped snowflakes. A bit of glitzy silver thread, a doodled border and a stamped sentiment and call it done. 

Stamps:
Flurries and Noel (both Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Paper:
Bristol board

Ink:
Delicata by Tsukineko (Silvery Shimmer)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger  (Tumbled Glass
)

Other:
Moonlit Berries embossing folder by Couture Creations
Silver thread

Silver gel pen
Corner Chomper 

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6 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, Joanne! Great way to use your EFs and I love the silver sentiments and doodling too. Thanks for playing at both challenges - double the fun and double the chance to win too, Jo x

Debbie said...

lovely card - have you seen the comment above ?? will check out the challenges thank you
Debbie

Waverunner said...

I love that idea-I pinned it to poke me to try it. I have cut up embossed images before but I did not think about it for presents!
Pretty and that sentiment. sigh. Miss Waltzingmouse!

That steamroller image cracked me up for the challenge.

hugs Margot

Arlene said...

Really Lovely.

papierelle said...

This card is stunning. Love it!!

ionabunny said...

Subtly beautiful card. Fun with the embossed parcels. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! and Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz