Sunday, May 23, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge

More Christmas cards!! These ones - I made 6 of them - are for the May challenge - candles on Sylvia's (my sister) blog!! Simple elegance!! I stamped the candle image on black glossy in copper pigment ink and embossed it with copper detail embossing powder. It is very tricky to stamp on glossy with pigment ink and not smear!! I got the hang it after several attempts. I layered the stamped image onto copper foil - very thin - but very nice and reflective. I layered this element onto a black card front which I embossed with a wedding Sizzix embossing folder! Love the richness of the copper and the elegance of the calligraphy in the stamped image next to the embossed swirls!!
Still considering doing the nativity challenge on Sylvia's blog which was the challenge for April.. I have a class on Saturday to prepare for so once that prep is done I will consider working on more Christmas cards!!
It is never too late to get started on your Christmas cards and the challenges might give you a place to start!!