Monday, 7 November 2011

Week 1, card 2 Holiday card boot camp

I decided I had to make a card based on Jennifer McGuire's gorgeous card for day 1 of the Holiday Card Boot Camp as well as one based on Kristina Werner's (see previous post).  I'm not one for photo cards, but I really liked the layout of her card, and I loved the idea of getting more out of a branch die by leaving the end open and cutting a longer branch by hand. 
For this ornament, I stamped it in Real Red ink from Stampin' Up and then covered it with red Perfect Pearls powder for some sheen.
Also submitting this to CASual Fridays - over the edge challenge

POST SCRIPT - I'm SO SO SO excited - Jennifer McGuire tweeted about my card!!  I'm in heaven!!!/jenmcguireink/status/133612159052685312


  1. The embossing folder you chose is just perfect for this card--love it!

  2. Love how you combined the two inspiration projects! Lovely card.

  3. Hi Michelle --- I am as thrilled as you to be back in camp!! I love both your cards and also thought about using the Ornament Stamp on mine. I also own the embossing folder that you choose and think it's perfect! Wish I had thought of that one! But, there are always MORE card to make!!

    I'm a fan of Memory Box dies and really LOVE them! I was lucky enough to have had the chance to take a class with Dave himself, when he taught at my LSS in August. I bought a few new ones, with the discount codes for class too!

    My latest purchase was a Silhouette Cameo, which I just bought two weeks ago and it's worked out to be a great bonus for class -- despite some initial problems. I wanted to be able to cut SVG files again and there are so many freebies online, but with Cricut making it impossible I decided my next machine would be a Silhouette! I knew both Kristina and Jennifer had highly recommended one, so I bought the new version as an early Christmas gift.

    Happy to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your Yahoo name! :)

    Happy Creating!! I hope to make one more card today, but I'm getting a bit tired and it's already starting to get dark! YUK!!

  4. Someone like Jennifer McGuire tweeting about your card is like meeting a celebrity! In our world, she is a celebrity! Congratulations! :)

  5. Michelle - You must be very proud! I was so excited for you when I saw the Jennifer Tweeted about your card! WOOHOO!!

  6. Love your card! Turned out super classy!!

  7. Very pretty combo of both cards!

  8. I love how your branch stretches over the edge of the card! Lovely idea!

  9. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!

  10. Hi Michelle, LOVE your card . . . the all white background with the pops of red and green are gorgeous! The branch going off the edge is fantastic!

  11. Love your design!! Beautifully done! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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