Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It sure is! Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends! Angelica here, and we had our first snowfall this week in Wisconsin. I have to admit, I think it put a lot of people into the holiday spirit. I like to wait to start putting up the Christmas decor after Thanksgiving, but there's no reason you can't get a head start on your cards, right? ;)

Today I am showcasing the gorgeous new ornaments from Cottage Cutz! I used "Snowflake Ornament" and "Holiday Ornament". These intricate dies cut beautifully on the Big Shot by Sizzix and leave you with a gorgeous ornament that you can layer on top of cardstock as I did, OR you could also use it to mask on your mixed media art pieces and use chalk, ink or an airbrush to leave the lovely pattern behind! I just love the endless possibilities!

I used my favorite holiday pattern paper, "Eskimo Kisses" (Basic Grey) and combined patterns to create my long card. I used Market Street Stamps' "Joyful Snowman" sentiment to create a little more interest on the kraft background. I simply stamped it multiple times using Versamagic Watermark ink by Tsukineko. 

After adhering all my pieces, I added a few strips of bling and heat embossed the sentiment once again in Seafoam White (Ranger) on chocolate brown cardstock.

Wanna know something even better about this card? I used all scraps! Yep, I do use this paper quite often in my holiday cards and gift giving (hey, if you love it, you love it, right? ;)) so I had strips left over from the 12x12 sheets - it worked out perfectly and there was no waste! I bet you have some scraps that you can use to create a card like this, too!! Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration, thanks so much for stopping by! 


Lorie said...

Beautiful card, and it definitely puts me in a Christmas frame of mind!!! I'm ready!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card and I love the diecuts you used. TFS.