Hello and welcome to the Holiday Cards & More 12 Blogs of Christmas Blog Hop! This blog hop is the cherry on top for the promotional week of one of the most beloved Paper Crafts special issues, the one and only devoted to all things Christmas! You can't miss it, and here is were you can get a copy.
I always love creating for this issue because as I've said before, it's like having Christmas twice a year ;)
Today, on each of the 12 Blogs of Christmas you will find a card created using one of the simple sentiments from this issue. It's my first time using a digital sentiment!
I wanted to make an unconventional Christmas wreath. It started by printing the sentiment on red cardstock. Then I die cut it with a circle die, and used a woodgrain plate for debossing. To highlight the sentiment, I used a white gel pen to fill in some of the areas and doodle a frame. Isn't that handwritten font lovely?
Next was die cutting the big scalloped image from patterned paper (Lily Bee's Handmade collection) and adding some Hero Arts rhinestones. The card is finished with a chevron bow, and because the focal point is so big and saturated color wise, I decided to leave the card base plain white.
Now it's time to keep on hopping! Your next stop is no other than my very admired, stamper extraordinaire and CAS queen Cristina Kowalczyc!
But before, the lovely Paper Crafts Magazine lets me give away a copy of Holiday Cards & More to one lucky commenter, so go ahead and leave me a comment before next Tuesday telling me what makes you happy about Christmas and I'll pick a winner! And don't forget to stop by the Paper Crafts Connection once you're done hopping, because there may be some prizes up for grabs there too ;)
Thanks so much for hopping along! Oh, and here's the whole blog hop list:
11 11. Meredith MacRitchie