Well, last week at the craft outlet where I like to shop, they had the memory category on sale. That means dies, cardstock, embellishments, adhesives, MEXPY markers, etc. were 70% off retail price. Plus it's my birthday this month, so I had an excuse to buy some new things, including the gorgeous dies I used for this card (Couture Holly Jolly Christmas Collection). I just couldn't resist buying them!
To make my card base, I took a 12x12 sheet of white shimmer cardstock and cut it in half. Then I folded one of the 6X12 pieces in half to make a 6x6 card base. I used the largest die in the ornament set to cut out my card. I simply left a little room up by the fold where I taped the die down so as not to cut the card into 2 separate pieces. Since I planned to use the ornament topper to cover the fold, I wasn't worried about the top not being perfectly rounded.
At first I was going to layer this with silver card die cut with the various sizes of dies, but when I did that, I didn't like the look as much as I thought I would. So I decided to emboss the card with the dies instead. I like the elegance of the white card with just a couple silver elements (the smallest die and the ornament topper) and the fun candy cane striped ribbon.
Here's a close up of the smallest die and the embossing effects. The holly leaves even have embossed veins in them.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 2W, E1, Must be Christmas- (W1 of 2) - Layers or Textures
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - September - Anything Bur a Square or Rectangle
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #293 - Special Occasion
Left of Center Creative Challenges - W - No.96 - No designer papers
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.94 - (W2 of 2) - Early Holiday Wishes
Allsorts W,3E sparkle (my ribbon is sparkly)
613 Avenue Create - W - #142 Anything Goes or Women's Friendship Day and Free Sentiments
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #155 Use Punch or a Die Cut
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #18 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
One Stitch At A Time - 2W, SIO - #246 Anything Goes with Leaves (W1 of 2)
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas (M,P5) Holly (the embossed design is holly sprigs)
Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #10 Shaped Cards
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas - 'S' is for Silent (Week 2 of 2)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2E, must be Winter Holiday (September)- Festive Décor
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #52 Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration -Monthly 3rd Wed posting, 3E, SIO - #86 Anything Goes or Halloween
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #202 - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed #6 - Winter or Chritmas Themed (Week 1)
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #38 - Ribbon and Lace
Paper Minutes W - #401 Christmas
Papertake Weekly W - Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (September) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes