"Where there is creativity, there is hope." ~ Donna Karan

Monday, December 12, 2011

Card Making Monday: Lace Tree Christmas Card {design #1}

Papa Bear re-arranged my craft studio and set up my expedit storage yesterday! All that is left to do now is to put up some shelves. It's so exciting!! This morning I managed to find some new homes for things and make a start on getting more organised. With that out of the way, I sat down this afternoon to create a card and this is what I came up with:

Oh my golly gosh was this card a challenge to make. It took me five attempts to get this result and still the ink is smudged in places. Ink embossing with a cuttlebug folder that does not have a full pattern is ridiculously difficult as I discovered today.

I think that is about as good as it's going to get. This card really did my head in. It still turned out so pretty though, so I'm really happy. I just love the colours, and of course, I just couldn't resist adding some pearls!

Materials used: white cardstock, multi-coloured metallic ink pad, cuttlebug machine, lace tree embossing folder, adhesive pear strip.

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Alanna said...

Emily. This is AMAZING! Absolutely amazing! You've done a great job! I don't see any ink smudges anywhere! And 5 times??? Whoa... you have more patience than me... But oh how amazingly worth it! It looks fabulous!!

Yay for expedit storage! Eagerly awaiting more craft room pics! I'll have to come to Melbourne for a scrap! ;)

Anonymous said...

gorgeous (spelling) card! Wish Australia was closer -- we could do some crafting together in that awesome craft room you (and Papa Bear) are working on!

Space 46 said...

The pearl trim is such a nice touch! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

Corinna said...

Well, your effort was worth it. This is fabulous!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love this card! Saw you on Tipjunkie. I'm having a linky party on my blog too! Please feel free to link up! Here is the address! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/20/linky-party-2/

craftaholic said...

Wow I love the Embossing Folder and it came out stunning!! Awesome and I never seen any smudges anywhere? I am a new follower and I came over from The Christmas linking party over at youhadmeatcraft! Thanks for sharing! I am now a new follower! May I ask how to aquire the embossing folder? I so want one!!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Artsy VaVa said...

That is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. If you don't tell people that it is smudged, no one will know!

Lori Comeau said...

What a great job you did on this card. It turned out beautiful.

Our Delightful Home said...

Creative idea, I love the colors used. Thanks for sharing!

~Mrs. Delightful

Lot @ Cake Memoirs said...

Absolutely beautiful.


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