Christmas has come and gone already, and now the new year is anticipated. We didn't have a white Christmas this year; instead, we had record warm temperatures (75 degrees Fahrenheit) as well as high humidity. Not my idea of Christmas weather. If we can't have snow, it should at least be cold!
Somehow, I never seem to start making Christmas cards in enough time. The week before Christmas, I received a beautiful handmade card and some crafting goodies from my sweet blogging friend, Sharon. Among the items she sent was a Peace die. What perfect timing this was! I knew immediately that I would make several cards featuring this word die. Here are some of the cards I made.
Last week, I shared cards I made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die. I received the matching embossing folders in the mail just before Christmas, so I was able to emboss the poinsettia leaves. I highlighted them with Inka Gold and some Recollections gold beads. I used some gold Stickles on the word Peace. Another friend, ReNae, was kind enough to send me some cardstock embossed with the poinsettia pattern which I used on the background.
Here is the poinsettia cut and embossed on pattern paper with the edges inked in brown and the veins highlighted in Inka Gold. Martha Stewart rhinestones were used in the center.
Both cards are shown side by side so you can see the subtle differences in the two.
The scene on this card was made with a Sizzix die and adhered to snowflake pattern paper. I used some diamond Stickles to highlight the edges.
Last, but not least, is a card similar to the ones I shared in my previous post. The background paper is from the same My Mind's Eye collection I used in those cards (love those papers). The wreath die is Memory Box, the fern branches are Tim Holtz, and the pearls are Recollections.
As you can see, I was able to use the Peace die quite a bit and am looking forward to more projects with it. I spent some time just cutting out a lot of shapes with different dies which made assembling the cards much easier than doing one by one.
Thank you for reading through this rather long post! I want to take the time to wish everyone a very Happy New Year filled with good health and happiness. I appreciate your visits to my blog and the sweet comments you leave.