Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Holiday Joy - FWF 9-2




Hi, Friends......

I am here with a Christmas card for my Unity Friends with Flair project.  You might recall that Unity is changing things up a bit and now combines their Friends with Flair feature with their weekly designer hop.  The hop used to be on Thursdays, but is now on Tuesday evenings.  We have 24 hrs to link up our Friends with Flair project on the same linky as the hop.


 For this card, I used the Unity - Holiday Joy and Clearsnap - Designer Foil.  I haven't played with the foil much, so I am still getting the hang of it.  I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed the image with Stampendous - Stamp and Bond Embossing Powder and then pressed the foil sheet over the sticky image.  It didn't turn out perfect, but I am not dissatisfied with it.  I will keep practicing.  I love the gold on the black!!


This background, which I dry embossed with my Darice - Snowflakes and Flourishes folder, is one that I've had in my stash since last winter.  (Yes, I usually make extras while I have my Big Shot out!)  I matted it in black to coordinate with my focal panel and mounted it on a glittery gold pre-made card base.  A yummy gold mesh ribbon finished the card.   


Does this get you in the mood for making Christmas cards??  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each one of your comments so much!!!  Have a lovely rest of the week!

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity - Friends with Flair
2.  Wow! Embossing Powder September Challenge - Use foils
3.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #199 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4.  Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday
5.  DL.Art September Challenge Linky Party

15 comments:

Mandi said...

Lovely card Janis! I am totally in the mood to make some Christmas cards :)

Lagene said...

WOW This is AWESOME! Love all the gold!

vinita jain said...

Love that gold foil technique, a gorgeous creation Janis!

Teresa Doyle said...

Janis, this is so pretty and yes, it does get me in the mood to make Christmas cards!

Rebecca Wong said...

Love the shade of gold, Christmas is coming!

Gaylynn said...

Janis, this is beautiful. Nice Christmas design.

Guadalupe Galvis said...

So pretty. Can't believe we're already talking christmas

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful card, Janis. Love gold & black together - very elegant. I've made ONE Christmas card so far ... lol

katieo said...

Your Christmas card is so elegant. I love the gold embossed tree and the color combo you used. Thank you for joining DL.ART SEPTEMBER LINKY PARTY

JPScraps said...

Perfect sparkly card for Christmas!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and the gold mesh ribbon is perfect. I haven't tried foiling yet.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love your gold trim! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
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Susanne said...

Loving the gold and the texture of that.

Natalie said...

Sweet Christmas card! The gold is so elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, that gold mesh ribbon really adds pizzazz to the card and I love the foil accents. Metallics always look wonderful against black and this is elegant and dramatic! A pat on the back to you for starting your Christmas cards early this year! I just know that December will find me madly stamping and cutting, all last minute.