Today I have another fun Christmas card to share. This card is sort of a tribute to Kristina Werner. I am always trying to be a better stamper/crafter, so I have been talking some classes over at Online Card Classes. This isn't really based on one particular card by Kristina, just the overall "feel" of her style. She uses alot of thick letters on ther cards and since I don't have any on hand, I made my own with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlets dies. Since you can only cut DSP and card stock with the sizzlets, I built my letters by cutting four layers of Early Espresso card stock and then added the Cherry Cobbler layer to the very top...very cool technique! I omitted a portion of the Christmas stamp from the "Heard from the Heart" set by using a Cherry Cobbler marker and only coloring in the word "Christmas".
Even though this is a relatively simple layout, there are lots of details. The base of the card is covered with woodgrain DSP from the Frostwood Lodge collection(#124002). I die cut the tree with the Stocking Accents die (#124099) and embossed it with the Snow Burst folder (124096). I added some rhinestones that I colored with a Sharpie marker for a little needed bling. I couldn't complete a "Kristina-style" card without using a corner rounder so I gave a little chomp to the bottom corners. KW almost always uses faux stitching on her cards, but that really isn't my thing, so I left it off.
Well, that's all for today. I'm headed off to put up the Christmas Tree, so see you soon!