Thursday, March 22, 2012

52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

Boy oh boy have I been busy!!!!! And I'm going to be busier still next week! But TODAY I have a bit of time, so I decided to go ahead and make a card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge! I have really MISSED that challenge!

It's been at least a month and a half since I've been able to do the challenge,,,,,,at least ON TIME to post it LOL. I have continued to at least make one card a week though, most weeks, which is good. I don't want to go crazy in November making Christmas cards!

This week is a theme challenge,,,,,,and Jacqueline and Mynnette have set "Christmas Animals or Birds" as the theme.

I love love LOVE this little dove in the Justrite set! there are interchangeable borders too, which I love,,,,,

so without further ado, here's my card, using my BRAND new nesties,,,,,Ironwork motifs,,,,,,

oh boy are these things GORGEOUS. They are VERY intricate, so I recommend using waxed paper between the die and the paper for easy removal,,,,,

but the detail embossing is fantastic!

I used total scraps for this card, and I believe they are Recollections Christmas line,,,,,YAY! I love using scraps now that my scraps are so well organized!

Here's a close up of the focal point snow flake,,,,,,

Here are the dies I used for the focal point!

Spellbinders 2010 Snow flake pendants
Largest Ironwork motifs
medium ironwork motifs
Lacy Ovals
straight Ironwork motifs
and circles large was used to cut out the stamp.

A green velvet ribbon, a triple bow of white and read and a few pearls, a Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder, and she's done! Of course, I colored the stamp with copics.

I left it a bit simple, due to the complexity of the snow flake. I really wanted that to shine!

I hope you enjoyed the card, I do appreciate you looking,,,,,,,run right over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and load up your Christmas animal or bird card, and get your Christmas cards done by November! I've linked you at the top to make it easy for you!


  1. Wow - simply stunning Holly - and great to see you back at 52CCT - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  2. Holly, this is amazing! So glad to see you again--I love all your beautiful creations! :) Thanks for joining in at 52CCT! :)

  3. Lovely Christmas card hugs Karen