Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Brandy made these astounding creations for her Christmas cards this year. The amount of work and effort that she poured into her beautiful creation is simply inspiring. This card was a labor of love that was almost the year in making as she pieced together the intricate components of this beautiful card. Christmas is the perfect time to stop and consider how very blessed we all are. I am blessed very much by my bff and her creativity. It binds us, but has quietly become such a small part of our friendship which is only a reflection of how very large our friendship has become!
My personal card has a rich green background that I now realize is not accurately captured in this photo. Yet look at that stunning detail and beautiful color combinations!
I am going to try to list the components of this card. Each die cut piece is embossed including the corner stamps, the frame, dove, poinsettia, and leaves.
Poinsettias and Leaves- Heartfelt Creations Petite Poinsettia using the Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities Die Set
Lace "Fence"- Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border which was spritzed with Glimmer Mist and crumpled while still wet. The lace was then pulled apart to create the fence-like structure.
Dove- Heartfelt Creations Holiday Dove using the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cheer Die Set
Frame- Frame cut using Spellbinders Labels 20 Mega Nestabilities die and embossed using Heartfelt Creations Holiday Poinsettia Candle stamp set and Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish stamp set.
The Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish stamp set was also used to emboss the corners of the card base.
Here's a few tags Brandy made from the spare parts. Even the spare parts are simply fabulous, don't you think? Please join me in encouraging Brandy. This was a fair bit of work for a woman who works long hours supporting a large organization. She is the very definition of dedicated, but I enjoy her dedication to her art and craft very much.
Andie (on behalf of Brandy)