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Long and narrow card with snowflakes

Long and narrow card with snowflakes.

Yay, I was finally able to use the beautiful Serene Snowflakes stamp set for a card! A very long and narrow one, that I created for the November Hits & Highlights feature at the MFT Blog.

“Hits & Highlights this month is all about bringing the feel of winter to your holiday with a cool palette featuring blues, pinks, and purples — bring a little shiver of delight with wintry colors evocative of falling snow and twinkling lights.” It was so beautifully expressed, that I had to copy this text directly from the blog.

I’ve made almost enough Christmas cards to cover my needs this year, but I’m running out of envelopes… So I decided that I would adapt my final ones to the funny sized envelopes that I do have in my stash.

This one was  4 3/8″ wide and 8 11/16″ long (11,1cm x 22cm) so I worked with the following card measurements:

  • Cardbase: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (21,6cm x 21,6cm)
  • Panel: 4″ x 8 1/4″ (10,2cm x 21cm)

Long and narrow card with snowflakes.

The awesome Rachel from the DT, frequently works with a similar size horizontally, to create amazing scenes with a bunch of critters. This time, the dimensions of the panel  allowed me to use all of the snowflake stamps repeated times.

Close up of long and narrow Christmas card.

I clear embossed them onto the panel and then I did some light ink blending with Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar Distress inks. For the sentiment I went with the gorgeous Merry & Bright Die-namics, that I diecut twice out of Scor-Tape backed Kraft Card Stock and once out of Gold Shine Card Stock.

Close up of the sentiment of the long and narrow Christmas card.

I stacked the layers and adhered them to the panel, on a tangle of gold thread. It looks beautiful in real life, but it was oh so difficult to capture on camera. As a final touch, I added gold enamel drops and pink gems to the center of some of the snowflakes.

That’s all for today! Thank you so much for stopping by.

List of MFT supplies used for the narrow Christmas card

 

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