It is time for my first entry of the year to the CAS Christmas Challenge. It really did help having the 12 cards ready last December as I needed only 15 or so more. Here's to 2020! Can you believe it? The year is 2020?
My card today uses almost all Stampin' Up! products except where noted. This January challenge asks for a card with a tag on it. I only have one tag punch, so hunted around for it and got to work. This particular punch is retired, but there is a similar one available. In my snippets of 6 X 6 glossy papers was this pretty copper paper from DCWV named Metallics Mat Stack. I do wish the copper paper looked better in my picture. IRL it is really shiny. I made a background for the tag with an embossing folder called Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured. Real Red cardstock is the top folding A2 size base. I put a strip of the copper along the bottom. In my photo the card looks like it is bright pink, again, IRL it really is a nice red. My kingdom for a new camera. LOL The embossing folder is still available.
To complete the card, I stamped Merry Christmas from the retired Better Together stamp set with VersaMark and Ranger Super Fine Detail embossing powder in White. I still love using embossing powder, heating it, and watching it melt and shine. This technique is one of the first I learned back in the day. The white string on the tag is SU too as is the Whisper White paper inside ready for a message. A narrow strip of the copper paper on the inside bottom matches the one on the front. Another card done! To be honest, I did make several extra Christmas cards while crafting in late December, so my card stash for the next holiday time is well under way.
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