Continuing with this week's theme, here are two more Christmas cards featuring items that I am going to be very sorry to lose. Serene Snowflakes is such an elegant and sophisticated set of images and nothing says Christmas like snow! Four the Holidays was my go-to set for Christmas sentiments. And the Eyelet Border punch was the first border punch that I truly 'fell in love with'. But all three of these wonderful items will be gone by the end of May. Sniff, sniff :(
The two cards shown are virtually identical except for "tools used". The Eyelet Border punch was used to create the beautiful and delicate-looking lower edge on the second card. And, of course, the upper card was embossed while the lower one was not.
Stamps - Scenic Season (retiring), Four the Holidays (retiring)
Paper - Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Big Shot - Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder
Tools and Accessories - 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, sponges, Eyelet Border Punch (retiring)
A touch of dazzling diamonds glitter always makes this card go from cute to wow! And festive. Glitter says festive like nothing else! I made many examples of this card, both at classes and workshops last year. And no two cards ever turned out the same....much like no 2 snowflakes are the same! I changed the sentiment used on the various cards (Four the Holidays gives you 4 to choose from) and I am sure you can see it was easy to make whole sets of cards that were similar but different.
I will certainly miss Serene Snowflakes and Four the Holidays when next Christmas rolls around. Check back tomorrow for another sample of why these sets should be on your wish list.
Have a wonderful day. Until tomorrow.....
God Bless, ~Cynthia <><