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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Silver and gold for Christmas...

No, I didn't receive any silver or gold for Christmas, but I did make some silver and gold cards--10 of them, to be exact.

My background die-cut is by Darice. It cuts nicely, but I did have to be careful pulling it out of the die. The glossy metallic cardstock is pretty strong, but the die is just so intricate! It was adhered to the front of my card with spray adhesive.

I heat-embossed my sentiment. This particular sentiment flag was edged with a gold metallic pen to help define its edges. On other cards, I used a stitched banner die, like the one I used on the silver card.


On the inside of my cards, I cut just a portion of the background die, cut it off of the frame and adhered it to the inside of my card. Then I heat-embossed a sentiment on the inside, as well. Sorry for the bad photo. Shiny cardstock is impossible to photograph!

I am entering these cards into Merry Monday's challenge #271: Embossing.

I have actually (since Christmas) made a dozen holiday cards for 2018, all using supplies I received with the latest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft. I won't share any of them with you for a while. I'm a little tired of making and talking about Christmas cards. Tomorrow, I will start making cards for other occasions. Hooray!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl


15 comments:

Je@net said...

Wow...what a beautiful and elegant cards, Sheryl!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are very classy looking cards Cheryl! And I love that you put a snippet of the background die-cut on the inside too - it finishes it off beautifully - have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

designbydonna said...

These are both beautiful. I love that background. And even better that you can make 10 so quickly. I have 1 left over Christmas card to start on my next years bunch.

Darnell said...

What beautiful rich and shiny cards these are, Cheryl! The schparkle is magnificent!! Happy New Year to you and good job already building your Cc stash for 2018!! Hugs, Darnell

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Gorgeous cards Cheryl. I'll have to try spray adhesive, I tried sticky back glitter paper and it was a mess. A little smile on your statement "tired of making and talking about Christmas cards" I totally agree !!! Thanks for your special comments, they mean a lot. I feel I fall behind in that area, so 2018 will try to do better. Time just flies by. Hoping for "no" wind evening to be -30 if it blows and I worry about losing electricity here in the country we have NO protection. Happy New Year to You and Yours.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohh these are gorgeous Cheryl! You'll be done with your Christmas cards by Easter at this rate!

Glittered Paws said...

Absolutely stunning - and what a nice "head start" you have on 2018 holiday cards. Love the die you used.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Beautiful cards with so much detail. I've never used spray adhesive but it looks like I should try it. Normally with foiled cardstock the adhesive shows when it escapes a little, but your cards are perfect. Thanks for sharing these and your techniques.

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful cards and it's great that you have a head-start on your Christmas cards! So glad you decided to play along with the Merry Monday Challenge this week!

Miranda Priems said...

I saw your card in the blog of the Merry Monday Challenge and had to click on the link; just to say I love these cards!

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty! At first glance, I thought the holly background was embossed as well. Lovely cards.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely cards, Cheryl - that is such a pretty metallic background!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous cards Cheryl, love the colors! WOW, 10 is a lot to make at once!
Hugs, Sherry x
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