Tuesday 21 November 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Sparkling Surprise ft. Lawn Fawn "For You, Deer"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Yesterday was the first day that I haven't posted since the beginning of July. I'd like to tell you it was because I was super busy getting ready for Christmas. But I wasn't. I had coffee with a friend in the morning and the rest of the day got away from me. It wasn't until I was getting ready for bed that I even realized it. And by then I was too tired to post. So I apologize.

To make up for it, I have a super cute card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies (no surprise there!). I knew I wanted to make a card where you could pull out the bookmark, but I still wanted the card to be pretty without that main focus piece. And while some may think there is too much sparkle, I think it turned out rather well.

To begin, I cut the large snowflake from Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Snowflakes" dies from the top centre of a piece of silver glitter paper. I used the panel or positive space of the cut for my front panel. Over my background, I lined up the snowflake and adhered all those little pieces that we normally just toss away.

I cut a piece of shimmering paper for my greetings banner and stamped the Happy Holidays using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver powder.

On a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock I stamped the front and back of the deer tag from "For You, Deer" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him with Copics. I placed the tag inside the snowflake (as you can see in the photo above) and built up my foam tape around him.

I adhered the sparkling panel to the front of my shimmering panel and then mounted the whole piece to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I stamped the little message on to a piece of blue shimmering cardstock and put the tag together. I then added a red gem for his nose and some baker's twine through the top of the tag.

Now, even when the recipient removes the tag, the card is still pretty enough to keep on display!

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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