Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Homes for the Holidays

Back with another Christmas card! The current Jingle Belles challenge prompt is "O Little Town of Bethlehem", or... put one or more buildings on your Christmas card. I really did put an entire town on my card:

This card was definitely easier to make than to photograph. I knew right away I had found a great reason to use this Village embossing folder. Before I'd looked at it, I was thinking I would somehow highlight two of the houses, but when I saw there were houses with hearts on them, I decided to just highlight two heart with tiny die cuts. This is the only stamp I have with this sentiment; I was worried that the script plus small size would mean white embossing on black wouldn't work, but with ultra-fine powder, it's quite readable. 

Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red & basic black cardstock, Gourmet Rubber Stamps Holiday Lane stamp, Versamark ink, Wow super-fine white embossing powder, Cuttlebug Village embossing folder, heart die cuts from stash, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch, fun foam

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lauren bergold said...

ohhhhh my gosh! you are just SO flippin' clever! you really did put A WHOLE TOWN on your card; you had the PERFECT sentiment to make it work, and YES, coloring just the two hearts is an astonishingly great idea. what a brilliant addition to the "HOME for xmas" celebration at JINGLE BELLES! <3

SmilynStef said...

What a super-clever design ... perfect sentiment and pop of the red hearts is magical ... so glad you shared your *HOMES* with us at jingle belles.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, love that folder and brilliant idea to colour the two hearts. I think the sentiment is perfect (would like to have it too) Congrats on being picked top three on the Jingle Belles.

Jen W. said...

That's a pretty awesome embossing folder and I love the highlighted hearts - so perfect!

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely! I am now lusting over that embossing folder sooooooooooooo, so much, Jo x