30 Days of Christmas - Day 17

Hello Loves.

I'm super duper über excited to show you today's card.

If you remember, yesterday I blogged about how I made a similar card to the one I made yesterday in that I used the same elements.  Except, today's card looks a little more busy and it was definitely a lot longer to make.

I don't own a sewing machine (and although I've thought about getting one for crafting, I simply can't wrap my head around the idea of spending $200 for something I will hardly use - I already did that once with the Cricut Expression), so I had to sew every stitch you see on the card (minus the ribbon) by hand.  I didn't mind, except while I was making this card my husband got home and I had to stop IN MID CARD (ugh, we know how totally wrong this is, don't we ladies?), and go prepare dinner.

(click on photos to enlarge)

You can't tell by the photos, but the snowflakes have been embossed with iridescent powder.  The way I did it was I first inked a white piece of paper with versamark ink, then I covered it with a thin layer of iridescent sparkle embossing powder; heat set it and punched the snowflake out.

TIP: When doing this technique I only suggest heat setting one layer of embossing powder, because you might break your punch; like I did a few months ago with a MS butterfly punch.  Oh how I miss that punch!  lol.


However, I was able to finish it the next day, which probably gave me an advantage being that I was well-rested and ready to craft again.

I love everything about this card, the colors, the layout, the image and it might be up there with my top 5 cards.

What's your favorite 30 Days of Christmas card so far?  Let me know, I'm very curious!!

Talk to you tomorrow!

x0, Damaris
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* Kraft card & envelope
* MME "12 Days of Christmas" 6x6 paper
* Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas" 6x6 paper 
* SOG "Snowman" digi stamp 
* TPC Studios - Winter Activities clear stamp set 
* Recollections cardstock
* Distress ink - black soot 
* Versamark ink
* Iridescent sparkle embossing powder
* MME L&F printout "December calendar"
* Stampin' Up whisper white cardstock
* Stampin' Up 3/4" circle punch
* Stampin' Up curly label punch
* Fiskars 1/2" circle punch
* Martha Stewart - Alpine snowflake punch
* Doodlebug buttons
* Americana white thread
* Needle
* Hemp cord
* Black dash ribbon
* Copic markers
* Memento tuxedo black ink
* ADHESIVES: ArtMinds dimensionals, ATG gun & hot glue

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