Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Magic

ACK!!  It's the middle of July already!!  That means it's time for our mid-month inspiration on the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog.  It's Anything Goes (Christmas related, of course) all month long.  This is an awesome way to get a jump on those Christmas cards.  Here is my card:
The challenge from Mark's Finest Papers is to heat emboss your image in white on colored card stock and then highlight with the same color ink.  It is very subtle, but I highlighted the "presents" banner in the sentiment and added some ink to the presents on the bottom.  You can see it a little better in this next photo.

See how the banner and the presents are a little darker than the rest of the card stock?  Thanks for stopping by!  And if you haven't gotten started on those Christmas cards; it's time!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Sweet Stamps #230--Traditional Christmas colors
Come And Get It--Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin--Christmas in July
Mark's Finest Papers #270--white emboss on colored card stock; highlight with same color ink
Sketch Saturday #369--sketch (I turned it on it's side so I could create the corset look)

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #237--Deck the Halls (presents, bows)
Verve Diva Inspiration Challenge--sensational stripes
Cas-ual Chic #1--embossing
Sister Act Card Challenge #114--anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge--Christmas in July
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow
One Sweet Challenge--Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--Dots & stripes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge#54--use ribbon, lace or twine

Stamps: Verve "Peace on Earth" and "Borderline"
Dies: Sweet n' Sassy snowflake die


Hazel said...

Lovely inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for July mid-month, Heather. x

Hazel said...

Lovely inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for July mid-month, Heather. x

E said...

What a great card! Love the lace effect! Thanks for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Sarah said...

What fabulous spots and stripes and the lacing is pretty spectacular too!! thanks for joining in at CCAYR and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Debra Miller said...

Love the laced ribbon. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Deb

Chris said...

Beautiful Christmas card, lovely sentiment and fabulous traditional colours, love the ribbons! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Gail said...

This is one adorable card. The sentiment is great and the layout is totally fabulous. I love how you did the eyelets and laced the ribbon. Your ribbon and bow are so pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our July challenge! Hugs, Gail

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

Stampsnob. said...

Hi Heather , thank you for sharing your BOW tlishious card with us on MFP SF&F Love the white on the deep red background .....Lis

kReN said...

Great card! I love those eyelets and laces! kReN/SFF DT

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Heather, such beautiful rich colours.

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Heater, this is such a stunning card!!!
Thank you so much for taking part of our challange over the CAS-ual Chic challange !
Sending warm hugs,
Scrapsaurus Studio

Judy McKay said...

Love the laced up look of yor card. Very Nice. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it This week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful embossed card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful card, Heather! Such a fabulous and unique ribbon treatment and that sentiment- I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie's Saturday Challenge!

Barbie said...

Stunning card Heather. I really like the way you created the lacing. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge

Hazel said...

Thanks also for sharing for CHNC challenge 237 x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card! And thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week hugs Sue DT xxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR July challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

Cazro said...

A lovley card, with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas. Caz

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the pretty DP and the pop of red and the lacing The white embossing is so pretty too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

Danielle Vincent said...

Heather this is gorgeous! Love how you put that ribbon on there! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at both Kraftin Kimmie and Sketch Saturday!

SewPaperPaint said...

This card is wonderful! Love the bow, the embossing, the background paper! LOVE, love, l o v e!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just fabulous! Love how you laced it up! Thanks for playing along with our Sensational Stripes challenge.

Joan said...

Fab card, love the lacing

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our "Christmas in July" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Jo said...

Love this, the lacing is fab! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

Tangii said...

White embossed on dark cardstock is still one of my favorite looks!! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with our NEW CAS-ual Chic challenge! Hope to see you again :)

Susanne Rose said...

Wow! Such a clever card. Thank you for joining us over the CAS-ual Chic Challenge Blog. Hugs, Susanne.