Good morning lovely friends! As it always goes during the holiday season, so much to do and not enough time. I hope today finds you smiling and ready for the cheer the season brings. I have new dies on my table and that always puts a skip in my step. I took a break from some of my crafting to lay out a new card and I must say that I adore the border strip that I picked up to play with – Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork.
Several months back I did a small series on how easy it is to take a filigree border and parlay it into a background. That’s a technique that I love doing – just a little bit of toying around and it clicks whether a die is going to be stackable or not. You can see cards from the series HERE and HERE and HERE. These backgrounds do all the heavy lifting – they are so easy to put together and lickety split your card is complete! Just add a sentiment panel and you are on your way.
On top of a card base with some matted layers I added three cuts from Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork. For my sentiment I used the circle from Spellbinders Blooming Collection and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants. The snowflake is from Spellbinders Create A Flake Six. The If Snowflakes Were Kisses sentiment is new from Quietfire Designs and is so sweet, sweet, sweet.
About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE! For your comment: What’s your favorite Christmas ritual?
Stamps: Quietfire Design – If Snowflakes Were Kisses
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Silver Poster Board, Bazzill
Ink: Amuse Studio – Gypsy Blue
Accessories: Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Create A Flake Six, Recollection Pearls, buttons from my stash
Sending hugs! Thanks so much for stopping by!