Very Merry and Fresh

Very Merry & Fresh - Festive Flurry & Very Merry Tags for DD#96 & FMS129 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to DyeGood morning, everyone! How has your week been? Mine has been busy — my girl has a tummy bug, so I was really looking forward to the weekend, when the hubby can help me out with the kids so I can catch up on cleaning… until he came home sick from work yesterday. Yay, weekend… Wamp-wah… Oh, but here’s an exchange we had last night:

ME: Here, drink this really fast.
HE: What is it?
ME: It’s ginger mixed with water. It will help with the nausea.
HE: [Drinks. Pukes A LOT.] My stomach feels a little better.
ME: See? It helped!

And he *is* feeling better today, so I’m pretty sure I cured him. (And no, that wasn’t on purpose. When I was pregnant, I would sniff fresh ginger to stave off nausea, and it worked. But I didn’t have any fresh, so I improvised.)



Okay, on to this week’s Dynamic Duos card! I’m also entering this card in this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I saw that Gumball Green was one of the colors, and I could pick the other, I got really excited, because Christmas cards are my favorite, and I haven’t made one in months. So I chose Cherry Cobbler, and for my neutrals I decided to use Whisper White and gold. I have to force myself to use gold, because I’m a silver kind of gal. I do think this card would look even better in silver. :)

My card is 5×5, which means I’ll need to make an envelope for it with my Envelope Punch Board. The base is Cherry Cobbler. I layered the white panel on top of the gold panel, then ran them both through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (one of the Sale-A-Bration freebies — spend $50 in my store by Monday, and you can get this FREE!).

I made the layered scallops using one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies. These are so much easier to use now that I have my Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot. They stay in place and don’t slip around, and I don’t need sticky notes.  After I added the scallops to the card, I wrapped the Gold Baker’s Twine around the card three times and glue dotted the ends down under where my snowflake would go.

For my snowflake decoration, I cut the Gumball Green piece using the Starburst Framelits. The two snowflake images are from the Festive Flurry stamp set, which has been carried over from the Holiday catalog and is still available. I stamped the bigger snowflake in Versamark on a Gold Foil Sheet, then sprinkled on Heat and Stick Powder. I melted that with my Heat Tool, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter, then heat set the glitter with the Heat Tool. I love the effect! I stamped the smaller snowflake in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White cardstock. I cut both of the snowflakes out using the Festive Flurry framelits, which coordinate perfectly with the stamp set. The sentiment is from Very Merry Tags and is punched out with the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch. I stacked all the layers with Dimensionals in between and added the rhinestones. Then I wrapped the Gold Baker’s Twine around the points of the big snowflake and added a little twine bow above the sentiment. This is the only part of the card I would change. I really think the twine around the snowflake diminishes what would otherwise be a dazzling… um… detail of the card. So I will probably remove that before I send it.

After I attached the snowflake, I added a few sequins with my Tombow glue.

And that’s the card. I hope you’ll head over to Dynamic Duos and play along. We’d love to see your creations! Have a great week!

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4 thoughts on “Very Merry and Fresh

  1. I just used that Bigz die scallop today- it is often neglected but what a wow factor on your card. Love the bling.

  2. What a fabulous color combo for our Gumball Green and Your Choice! I need to get started on my Christmas card commitment – I am behind again :-( Thanks for the inspiration!!

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