Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Day 16 - 2008 Advent Blog Tour

Today on the Blog Advent Tour we are stopping by at the blogs of Strumpet from Strumpet's Life, Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on and Tammy from Omah's Helping Hand.

Personally, I am rapidly coming to the realisation that unlike last year, I am not going to be able to make all my Christmas cards this year!

I have made some. There are two designs - one made out of the leftovers of the other. I have decided that I am a bit of a magpie really because I love the sparkles!

The only problem is that I only bought a couple of sheets of the red because I hadn't really worked through my design, so then I tried it in green and liked it in both. I am going to try making it in purple as well. The little silver strip is folded so that it becomes like a stand for the card as it is opened up. The silver embossing is done with holographic silver embossing powder so that it really sparkles as it moves around.

The second design I have was one that originally made in the blue because I needed to send it to a secret identity card swap, and there needed to be a clue as to my identity. Because my userid on a lot of forums is 'diamondlil' or some variation of that name, the sparkles will hopefully be a bit of a clue! In this case, the embossing is done with Opalescent embossing powder so that as you move it around in the light you can see all different shades of blue, green and red.

So out of each 12x12 Bazill card I get 4 cards, which I think is pretty good!


  1. Very cute! I really ought to make cards because I love stuff like that.

  2. Beautiful cards. I don't do well with sending out Christmas cards. I can't even imagine making my own. Yours are absolutely darling. Love the sparkles and I think purple will be elegant.

  3. I haven't sent any yet Booklogged!

  4. Your cards are gorgeous! I bet nobody will mind getting them late. They are worth the wait :)

  5. I wish I was able to do something like that. Unfortunately, I do not have a single creative bone in my body. Yours cards are really pretty. Well done!

  6. Louise, I am not really very creative either, but through persistence I think that I am getting better...slowly!

    Thanks everyone!

  7. The cards are great. Purple is going to look so sharp!

  8. The cards are very pretty! If only such are sold. :)



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