I have a really fun challenge card today. It is from the Daring Cardmakers blog(http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/). This blog was a new find for me but it looks like a real winner. The challenge was to use between five and ten of your favourite things in a card - I actually had to scale back! Ten of my favourite things in this card: Christmas, holly, ovals, the ribbon, the paper, embossing - heat and dry, gold, Shimmerz and Stickles. Oh and the card itself is representative of a gift and who doesn't love a gift!
The background paper is atd Holiday Cheer. All other paper is leftover Stampin' Up and Michaels. The ribbon is Ribbon Bowtique from Michaels. The sentiment is Penny Black's Banner of Joy, which I picked up so I could participate in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com). I embossed the sentiment with Stampendous Tinsel Green. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out the ovals which were textured with the Sizzix Holly and Berries plate and highlighted with Shimmerz Pixie Dust Blingz. The bottom oval is attached to the card but the other two ovals are attached with only the brad, making it more like a gift tag. I highlighted the berries on the background paper with Xmas Red Stickles. I also used a Close To My Heart Twinkle Brad.
I love everything about this card! I hope you enjoy it as well and come back to SPI again soon.