Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas Heat

You would think that working on Christmas cards would put a chill in the air, some frost on your toes and nose - but alas, it is still hot, muggy, humid, and generally miserable outdoors. Good thing I'm indoors! I'm hiding out in 'my fiber bubble' - working on Christmas card requests. This is the second card in a series of five ( or was it six?) that friend Mary Lee requested.

Detail of wreath

Detail to show 3-D

Holly Wreath
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Pure White
~Four different strips of a Daisy D's holiday collection - attached to Bazzill Classic Yellowgreen cardstock then embossed using Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder - raised swirls smudged with green inks using an Inkssentials blending tool
~Digital image (a freebie) from Bird's Cards, printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen White, colored with Copics, highlighted with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, and dotted with Stickles Candy Cane - attached using 3-D foamies
~Plaid Christmas ribbon
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
PolkaDoodle - anything you would find in an English garden (holly)

Thank you for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. This is REALLY pretty! Love all that wonderful patterned paper.

  2. Hey, Nancy in Iowa, this card rocks. What a great way to use up those little scraps we save until the pile falls over and kills us.

  3. Hi Nancy, Fab card, love the use of the dp' and the embossing makes it pop, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  4. A really cuter christmascard. Wonderful wreath. Thanks for joinong the Fussy and Fancy challenge. Lisbeth K

  5. Love this Nancy,the embossing works beautifully over the patterned papers,must give this a go! Happy crafting,Hugs Julie x

  6. Hi Nancy
    A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  7. wahooo Christmas in JULY ! love love love it .
    THanks for joining us over at polka doodles

  8. What a beautiful card. I love the wreath. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. Wow Nancy this is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!! I love how you embossed the panels and used different patterned paper for each! Brilliant. And your wreath is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!

  10. Really gorgeous card Nancy and it was rather a surprise to see holly but then why not!
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles English Country Garden challenge and good luck!
    Fliss x

  11. Thanks for playing along at Polka Doodles in our English country garden challenge! Cheers Claire x


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