Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas Elegance

Thanks for dropping in again to see what I am up to.

As I was getting my card ready for this post and found I didn't have any silver card stock soooo I had to improvise a little....but it worked great.

I needed silver..... had gold .....but wanted silver and you know what that's  like. When you get something in your mind it's all that you changing it.... sooo I looked around and thought and thought then went into the kitchen and grabbed the foil wrap. I then cut out a piece of card stock the size needed and simply wrapped it with the foil.....worked GREAT! I had to turn the card a little when I took the photo so you could see the silver mat.

Now all the green card stock used was Always Artichoke other than the white striped mat. I used my background stamp with Always Artichoke ink to make that. I also embossed the one green mat with a snowflake embossing folder, then the next mat is the silver piece I made from foil wrap. I also did some sponging with Alway Artichoke ink on top of the embossed snowflakes and around the edges of the all card stock pieces.

I used silver embossing powder and heat embossed the snowflake then I went looking for a silver brad or button but didn't have any sooooo now what was I going to do. Well StampinUp has this wonderful little embosslit die of small buttons so now I went looking around for some way to make a silver button!!!

The foil wrap would stick enough as I would have to use 2 sided tape on it soooo I kept looking and I found a roll of sticky silver tape that is used to wrap furnace ducts....I think. It was in my late husbands stuff and so I cut off a square and wrinkled it up then opened it, took off the backing and stuck it down on some card stock then cut out the little buttons. I think it looks fine. Here is a close up.

For the ribbon, I just cut one piece about 3 1/4 inches long then the second piece 2 3/4 inches. I then laid one on top of the other and wrapped a thread around them to gather then attached to the card with a sticky dot. I used some silver thread cut about 3 1/2 inches and simply threaded through the button and tied, then used another sticky dot to place on the ribbon.

I like the way the silver laid across the ribbon.  That just happened....I didn't do anything to make it go that way. LOL

Be sure to come back again some time and see what else I can find to improvise with. LOL


I am entering this at Make it Monday


  1. What a couple of great ideas when you got stuck for supplies!!! Love the card and can't wait to see what you come up with next...... Judy

  2. Totally gorgeous, Carolyn! Would LOVE to have you guest design for SNS!

  3. Well you were very inventive with this card. I like all the silver ideas you used. This is such a lovely card. Saw you over at Make it Monday and thanks for your lovely comments.

  4. I love the green and the pure elegance of this card.
    Saw you on make it monady

    Hugs Franca

  5. Love this cas style and your card is totally amazing. Saw it on Make It Monday and just had to come and say hi ^^
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  6. this is a stunning card Carolyn. So elegant and beautifully put together.

    I saw your card on the make it monday blog.


  7. Hello Carolyn .Stunning card , a beautiful Christmas card .Love the embossing and the ribbon . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  8. wow this is stunning, absolutely beautiful, saw it on MIM blog and just had to come and tell you

  9. Carolyn, this is such a posh card... love the colours. Artichoke looks really nice. And how clever of you to use kitchen foil. No wonder I am your follower - bright minds think alike. I love, love using kitchen foil as well. But wrapping it around cardstock is brilliant.

    Thanks for reciprocating and becoming my follower. Am delighted!

    Saw your card on MIM.

    xxx Monica

  10. Wow Carolyn, a very elegant Xmas card indeed - gorgeous! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  11. What an elegant stunning Christmas card.
    I came from Make it Monday.
    I love your style and will becoming a follower

    Would love for you to visit my blog and join in my anniversary celebration giveaway

  12. Such an cute card...loved the foil technique. Saw your lovely card at Make it Monday.

    Hugs, Frances.


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