I'm not only trying to keep ahead of the Christmas rush but also trying to come up with some simple, quick and easy cards that will be able to go into an ordinary flat envelope for the post. So many challenges encourage 3-D, the more embellishments the better type card. These are lovely to hand out to those friends you know will appreciate the hard work but for "everyday" they are not very practicle.
I used the Christmas card kit available from Duck Pond Crafts for these.
Chocolate Baroque image stamped with white SU! pad. MS drippy goo punch. Laser cut borders. The chipboard snow flake heat embossed with white and silver with a touch of glitter added.
The white CS was run through my big shot with the embossing folder just at one end then the other leaving a plain centre.
Papermania candle image, heat embossed with gold. Red DI to ink distress. The double sided paper was "hankerchief folded" to show the other side of the double sided paper. A gusset added to the card base to accomodate the extra thickness.
A "big buckle card" instructions on SPS. The card base was trimmed to form the closure on this.
Die cut snowflakes as well as heat embossed on the card base.
I am entering the "Big Buckle card" into the challenge over at
Christmas Inspirations - Use a diecut