Friday, November 13, 2020

Christmas Present-Freshly Made Sketches #461

 It’s a cold and very windy day here so I decided to stay in and get in some quality crafting time. I’m entering today’s card in the Freshly Made Sketches #461 . I changed the orientation of the sketch and it reminded me of a gift box. I went with a Christmas theme for my card.

I started my card with a Cherry Cobbler card base. I then layered on top a 4 x 5 1/5 piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. I placed some mini glue dots on the back where I knew they wouldn’t show through to the front. I then cut a 1 x 5 1/4 inch piece of gold foil which I adhered to the top. Using the Gift Bow Builder punch I punched a bow out of Real Red Glimmer Paper. I added some dimensionals to the back and then centered it in the middle of the gold foil strip.

I choose a sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set. I stamped this in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Whisper White. Using my Stamparatus I stamped in again with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I felt this made the sentiment really stand out. I punched it out with a 1 1/2 in punch. I then punched a piece of Cherry Cobbler with a 1 3/4 in punch to layer on the back.  I punched a small hole on the top which I layered a piece of linen thread. I then stuck the thread behind the  bow. To finish off the front I added some red Wonderful Gems.

For the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler on a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White. I adhered a 1/2 in strip of gold foil to the bottom.

I used a couple of bows from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. Using a Whisper White envelope I stamped a small bow in Cherry Cobbler ink to the front lower left corner. I then added to the flap a thin strip of Real Red Glitter paper and stamped a large bow centered on the flap and envelope and my card was done.

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  1. This is so elegant and oh-so-pretty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. What a lovely take on the sketch. That bow is perfect for your "box". So glad you joined us this week at FMS!