Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day


Today is World Card Making Day!  I am so excited to share a Christmas Card with you today as we go through Operation Write Home's  blog hop.  If you haven't heard of Operation Write Home it's an amazing program where card makers can send hand-made cards to soldiers who then use them to write home.  The soldiers received hand-made cards for all occasions to use to send special messages to their loved ones who are left at home while the soldiers are deployed.  What a wonderful program indeed!

For today's Christmas card I had a lot of fun using my Big Shot and my Cricut!  I also used one of my favorite stamps sets by Gina K Designs, Heirloom Ornament Stamp set.  


I stamped the image with Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up) ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  You can probably see the embossing a little better below.


It is a delicate card with all the swirls but I like it.  The card base is cut out using Spellbinders Parisian Motifs.  The white shiny snowflake is cut out using a Cricut cartridge called Winter Lace.


I added a little bling and a bow and it was done!  This cute card is small enough that it could hang on a Christmas tree.  I just might have to make one for each of my siblings this year!  (but shhhh, it's a surprise!  lol)


Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate every visit and comment.  Have fun visiting the rest of the participants in the hop!

And don't forget to visit the link below to see MANY other crafters who are participating in World Card Making Day!

Preview

45 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous...Happy World Card Making Day to you too...hope your weekend is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Cindy's Card Co said...

That is just beautiful, so delicate looking. I love the color combo also.

Theresa said...

Thanks for the great idea on how to use those fancy swirly nesties! I would have NEVER thought to use one as a snowflake!

Yvonne said...

WOW! This card is Stunning!!! Simply Beautiful. ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

lesliemi said...

Very pretty!

andrea said...

so that's what those die cuts can look like when someone knows what they are doing! how very delicate, and bling to boot! great card.

Paper Love said...

This card is so fun!

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Amanda said...

Love the colors. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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zip said...

Great idea to make a different shaped card. Thanks.

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! Wowzers! Love the lacy swirls!

Fabrizio said...

Wow very effective great card !

Yolanda said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. Love the intricate look of it.

Cindy O said...

Very beautiful and ornate - Love all the colors layered together.

NancyJB said...

Beautiful card. I see this hanging on a Christmas tree.
Thank you for your support of OWH.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nancy this is a gorgeous card! I love how you got your bling on without using glitter, thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Stefanie said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors you picked!

Kim H said...

What a beautifully delicate card with all the cut out areas. Thank you for sharing it.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a beautiful card

Barb Housner

Paula S. said...

What a pretty, intricate card! I could easily see this getting hung on a tree for years after it's received. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

MidnightCrafter said...

Fancy Crafty is right, Nancy - thats a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

This card is elegant. From the picture really shows the depth in the red of the base card. Just lovely.

Lynn said...

Wow! This is truely a beautiful creation! This will make sender and reciever really happy!

Bridget Larsen said...

oooh I just love your card, so delicate and the colours are gorgeous, gonna case it

Rufus said...

Love that you used that Spellbinders motif for the card base, makes for a very unique card. Bet this one is going to be VERY popular! Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes.
R/

Cora said...

So elegant! So feminine and frilly. The center ornament is just perfect. I am so glad I visited your blog to see this special card

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the card. So glad to hear the snowflake is from Winter Lace, as I have that Cart.
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Pam said...

Beautiful Card!!!

Kathryn said...

So beautifully intricate. Thanks for sharing your lovely design with us. I have a feeling this card will hang on someone's Christmas tree, it's so pretty!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! :)

grandmalee said...

I adore this fabulous card! What a great idea to use as an ornament! The Gina K image really adds to this beauty. Thanks for your support of OWH!

Nancy M said...

WOW--gorgeous and I never would have come up[ with this on my own, so TFS!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous. TFS.

adele holcomb said...

Ooh! And aah! What an incredible, unique card!

Lee Mae said...

Beautiful card - great combination of Spellbinders, Cricut and a stamped image! Plus I love the colors! Yum! Even though there are a lot of cutouts, I can still see a large area for someone to write on. (Isn't Gina K wonderful? I just found her on YouTube a few days ago.)

LizArt said...

Wow simply WONDERFUL Card ... Congrats and Happy WCMD!

Tracey said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card - my favorite so far, so unique, and I love heat embossed images, :)

Laurie said...

Oh, that is awesome!
Thanks for sharing with OWH!

Ann said...

Wow!! What an amazing job you did creating this elegant card!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous! Would make a great Any Hero card! TFS!!!

Amanda said...

So So Pretty!! TFS

My Need 2 Craft said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous and elegant!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is delicate- but so pretty!!! The troops will love getting this great card. Great OWH blog Hop!

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Nancy!!!
hugs

Julie said...

What a beautiful, fancy shaped card! I would definitely hang that on my tree!!