Jingle All the Way

jinglealltheway

This week’s challenge at Mod Squad is gold.  I’m busy making Christmas cards, and I love gold on Christmas cards, so that’s how my entry came about. In addition, I bought some Close to my Heart stamps and stamp sets this week, and wanted to play with them.

For this card, I took some leftover design paper and cut it to the height of my cardbase, then cut it in half, laying half on each side. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock to go over the top of these strips, in the middle.

Using my new CTMH “Swirling Stars” stamp, I stamp the whole piece with versamark, then used gold embossing powder. That was then glued onto the cardbase. *I was going to use Delicata gold ink but felt it would be too pale, so gold embossed instead.

Next I stamped the greeting, using the CTMH stamp “A Little Jingle” – again using versamark and gold embossing powder. I cut it into a tag, then added some leftover dsp to the back, leaving a small amount showing.

After adding the tag with dimensionals, I added a tiny bow using gold and white twine from Stampin’ Up!

That’s it – all done. I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out.

I counted up the Christmas cards I’ve already made this year, and discovered I’ve created thirty-one cards so far. I won’t say that will be the end, but I’m not going to stress about them now. That said, the gift shop I make for often rings about two weeks before Christmas and wants 10-20 cards “immediately” so I like to have some in reserve!

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

cheryl

5 thoughts on “Jingle All the Way

  1. I went in for a closer look, as I love that you used gold and green. The white panel is so twinkly and goes so well with that sentiment. Nice idea to place it on a banner. Great design. Good luck making more cards and for this challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad this week.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Host
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