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Tuesday 15 November 2011

Christmas needn't be fancy...

Christmas is getting ever closer and I am totally conscious that I still have loads of cards to make.  I thought I would try to be less complicated, and utilise all those embossing folders I bought for the Bug.

This card is made from plain white cardstock that is embossed with a swirly Christmas Tree.  (not sure whose embossing folder this one was).  Because I had embossed the actual card base, I found that I had a faint line down each side left from the embossing folder.  I debated cropping it and mounting it white on white, but then it occurred to me that I could make a feature of the lines!  Et voilá. 

A touch of glittery ribbon and some glamour dust on the stars meant that even though it was a simple and plain card, I think it still looks pretty effective!

I am entering this card into the challenge at Creative Card Challenges - Minimalistic.

Don't forget, the free competition to win free software from My Memories digital scrapbooking is still open - all you have to do is call in at my previous post and find out what you have to do...

You can make some cracking scrapbook pages with it - even me (and I am a complete novice!).

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  1. what a brill idea and your card is perfect for our challenge at Creative Craft Challenges...good luck..off to get some christmas tree embossing folders out!!!

    Sylvia x

  2. This has just the right touch of gold--lovely job! :)

  3. I'm starting to panic over my Christmas cards too. We buy all this fancy stuff and then leave it to the last minute and end up not using any of it!

    Your embossed card is so elegant and shows you need very little christmas stash at all.

    Lin xx

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