Today I'm sharing a card inspired by the Let's Squash It!! Challenge #12 Sand It! **Update - it can't be for the challenge because my embossing folder doesn't have a number. I don't have any of those with me at present.
Supplies: Paper - Ms Sparkle A2 kraft card;
Tim Holtz kraft metallic; Neenah white
Embossing Folder - Taylored Expressions Nordic Holiday (retired)
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Sweet Gingerbread Add On Set &
Taylored Expressions - Birch Tree Accessories;
Hero Arts Nesting Oval Infinity Dies
Other - Parklane gems; Stamp on It vellum;
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Extra Large Christmas
I started out with a stitched rectangle embossed with the Nordic Holiday. The pattern seemed crooked so I trimmed it and backed with white and adhered to kraft for the Scandinavian look. Was going to just add the deer with a merry die cut but decided to put vellum behind him. Ugh, the background still looked crooked so I added some snowbanks and then a long, printed sentiment strip to cover up a wrinkle.
I definitely don't like how the vellum looks pink atop the metallic red - not just in photo but in real life - darn it!! Oh well, another Christmas card for the stash and I really love the sanded kraft metallic paper. I'd not done it with this paper until now - great effect!!
Thanks for stopping - hope you have a crafty day!!