We put our tree up a few days ago. It is amazing how just adding one holiday decor item, such as the classic Christmas tree, can totally put you in the holiday spirit! And also inspire you to create!
As I was looking at my tree this morning, I closely examined a few new additions. One of which was this gorgeous beaded beauty that I purchased recently. It helped to bring focus to our chosen color scheme these year; green, white & silver! I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas card inspired by this special ornament.
This card is a quick & simple Christmas greeting (gotta love simple during all the hustle & bustle of the holidays!). I used my faithful silver detailed embossing powder from SU! along with a silver tag rim to help tie in the shine factor. I have found when embossing with silver powder, the results are much better if used in conjunction with the Encore Metallic Silver ink pad from Tsukineko rather than an ordinary embossing pad. Any area that does not hold the powder thoroughly blends in because of the silver ink showing through! I had fun combining images from Borders & Corners Circle to create some fun background paper!!! Dig out yours and experiment! You can achieve a look that is retro, or more structured and modern!
The sentiment is from Believe. I really like the fonts used in this set. A kind of classic elegance is what they emulate, which I think is a style we all try to communicate with our holiday cards! I added a few bits of white velvet ribbon as a finishing touch.
What inspires YOU today? It could be an ornament like me, or perhaps an ad you saw in a magazine today, or maybe even the shirt you chose to wear. Reign in that inspiration and create something beautiful, just for the heck of it! I would love to see what you come up with!