Well it is supposed to be something different Saturday and what can be more different on a hot August day than a traditional Christmas Card?!? I thought you might like to see something a little traditional in rich Burgundy and Gold (yes it does look like I am trying to turn around the fortunes of Mirror card single handed) mirror card.
The card base is simply a matter of layering strips of the different cards along with a strip of the patterned tulle ribbon (another Chino Shop purchase but I'm sure you can find something similar nearer to Christmas in most shops) The interesting part of this card is the wreath. I noticed that the centre die from the Sue Wilson Tuscany set made a beautiful wreath that would be suitable for any season (see the pink card I made from this a couple of weeks ago) however it makes a wonderful Christmas wreath.
This is made by die cutting the circle in the burgundy then in gold. I embossed the gold die cut which left all the die cut pieces in the die. I then placed the Burgundy die cut back into the die and added a hand cut circle on which I had stuck a sheet of double sided adhesive. I embossed this piece through the GC which merged the gold into the burgundy and the adhesive made it nice and easy to remove.
This is then mounted with a large bow and decorated, again could be made in any colour.
Sue Wilson Tuscany Die
Patterned Tulle Ribbon
Gold Mirror Card
PMD Maroon Cardstock
Creative Expressions Mica Gold
Wendys' Hat Pins
I have had to lighten the pictures to make this card visible however I promise that in real life it is rich and not at all dark and brooding!