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Friday, November 13, 2020

Simple Christmas card...


I first used a background die to cut my Fa La La background. Then I added my stitched oval, which had also been embossed using the Swiss Dots EF.

A ribbon bow and a couple of pine sprigs decorated the top of my oval. Since I already had a lot of Fa La La's on my background, I didn't think a sentiment was necessary.

My two carolers were die cut from black cardstock and then backed with dark gray. The female caroler was popped up on foam squares so that she could overlap her male counterpart just a bit.

ETA: I am entering this card into Challenge #42 at Let's Squash It!: Use a Christmas embossing folder and a stamp. 

The inside was stamped with a really old wooden stamp that I got at the thrift store. I enjoy using these stamps every once in a while. I generally use Versafine ink when I do, as it seems to give the best impression.

As you can see, I added some red to the little heart for a pop of color.

These cards are simple enough that I think I will make a few to sell at the thrift store. I'll just set up a little production line and get them all done at once. 

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



designbydonna said...

Very nice old fashioned style card. I think silhouettes make a big impact on a card. Lots of die cutting to get the look but well worth it. The embossed dots hint of snow falling. You should enter this in the new challenge Let's Squash It which always features embossing folders.

Lynette said...

What a great card, Cheryl! I love the carolers and can just about hear them singing. Love the inside sentiment, too.

Dotty Jo said...

Love the subtle use of your embossing folder to create the snow. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It, Jo x

Glittered Paws said...

Love your card - the die with the carolers is great, and popping up the female added just the interest it needed. So nice that you will make some of these for the thrift store. I bet these will go fast.

Patti J said...

Perfection! I love a pretty silhouette, and carolers, so this card has it all! Beautifully done, my friend!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous scene. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz