Happy Holidays Card

I made cards this weekend! First time since May of 2016 (the last card I think I made was a Mother's Day card). I'm taking pics with my iPhone, at least for now, so the quality isn't the best, but I haven't used my big girl camera in oh-so-long (I haven't even brought it on vacation in a few years), so it is what it is.

The first one I made is a Happy Holidays card featuring gold heat embossing. The stamp sets I used were Stampin' Up!'s Polar Party (I think this is retired), and Technique Tuesday's Christmas Cheer. I used Stampin' Up! gold embossing powder and my Martha Stewart heat gun for the gold embossing.

This wasn't my original plan for the card - I had a stamped larger tree with the 'happy holidays' going over it but after three attempts at that, I decided to change up my design to use the trees from the Polar Party set. I just colored them with my favorite markers for intricate coloring, the Staedtler Fineliner pens (I'm shocked they haven't dried out in almost two years of non use, haha). The metallic is from a pack of Gelly Roll Metallic pens.

And then I just added a shiny gold card stock behind the white card front and on top of the card base. I think that's from a DCWV paper pack.

I have two more cards that I'll share with you this week, and I hope I can make even more this week too! It felt SO good to get back in my craft room, but man, was I rusty. I even had to look up the dimensions of a standard card! And I had trouble finding things (I still can't find the AC adapter to my Brother P Touch labelmaker). But it'll come back, I have faith!

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