Thursday, December 22, 2011

ODBDSLC89 "NOEL" Word Play and A Special Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card that I did for someone special. Most of the time when I do cards I have an idea or sketch that is in my head. It usually takes me 2 days for it to play out. So as I'm doing this card it follows Our Daily Bread Challenge which is to use each letter of the word in NOEL to create your card.
For example;
N- nestabilities, the word NOEL
O- Ovals, Our Daily Bread Designs, circles (shape)....
E- Embossing, envelopes ....
L- Lace, layers....
I started out using White metallic paper which is cut down to my favorite size 5"x 7". I used a light gold metallic paper by Stardream that is run thru a Stampin'Up embossing folder called 'Square Lattice". Then I made a frame using Small and Large Rectangle die from Spellbinders. The largest frame is cut out of the white metallic paper and the small frame is cut from the light gold metallic paper. I lay the large frame over the small frame and again run it thru Stampin'Up embossing folder called "Snow Burst". In the center of the frame I use POW Glitter paper by American Craft called "Gold Damask". Over top I stamped the sentiment from ODBD set called "Christmas Verse" using platinum pigment ink and gold EP by Clearsnap on Pergamano Vellum. I cut out the flourishes using Laser Gold Glossy Lustre paper by Paper Temptress using 'Twisted Metal Tags & Accents die by Spellbinders. I add some basic pearls large by Stampin'Up. I cut out the Poinsettia flower by using Spellbinders 'Layered Poinsettia' die using light gold and white metallic paper. This is one my favorite dies that Spellbinders came out with. I learned how to make the Poinsettias look like the real thing by using her tutorial.
Be carefully you could spend a lot of time on her website,  she really has some awesome cards and tutorials. I added some greenery using Old Olive paper by Stampin'Up and green metallic paper using Martha Stewart's Oak punch and McGill's fern punch. I add some pearls for the center of the Poinsettia.
For the the inside I used some Anna Griffin paper from my stash, made a scallop envelope from Stampin'Up scalloped envelope die using Anna Griffin paper to hold  a gift card.
I cut out the frame using Spellbinders 'Label 23 using 2 different sizes. Stamped sentiment from the set called "His Gift" by ODBD using platinum pigment ink and gold EP by Clearsnap on to the light gold metallic paper.
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  1. Oh how elegant and beautiful!!! Gorgeous!! I just love the gold and all your details. Beautiful inside and out!!
    Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Beautiful card. I love a the layers and textures. All of the gold adds a special touch.


  3. Some people use red and green for their color scheme. It's good to know that you saw the beauty in gold and used it here. Christmas cards should always be in your list of presents. I like the way you designed the frame here. Whoever gets a card like this would be very grateful! :D

    Zymeth Blues


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