Hope all is well on your last day of November! Now I have to make a confession before I show you my card for a Moxie Fab challenge. I do not make my own Christmas cards. I make other holidays and send them to my friends and family...but I don't do Christmas cards. We like to take a picture or two and have someone else print them all out so all we have to do is address the envelopes and poof....off they go! Then I can enjoy the rest of Christmas and stress out about decorations and presents and not about making cards!
However, a friend of mine asked me to make a few Christmas cards for a little inspiration. How sweet is that? I can't say no! So for the Moxie Fab World Challenge: Championing Award Medallions Challenge ...I present this Christmas card :) There's still a few more days so you can play along too!
Scroll on down and I'll show you what I did!
The first thing I made was the medallion, just to be sure I could make it. I have had several unsuccessful tries in the past. So I used regular household foil for my medallion. I pulled off 24 inches and cut with scissors. If you attempt this at home--please be careful. Sometimes cut foil can be sharp! (PS I'm not responsible for any foil mishaps, attempt at your own risk!)
I cut a 2.5 inch strip and save the rest for later.
I bend the foil back and forth (accordion style). Because the foil is malleable, it doesn't spring like my paper medallions do. Yay!
I fold it out and discover that it is quite large. So I accordion fold the foil back and cut a little from each end (it's uneven so it cut off that part). The new measurement is 1.5 inches.
Here is the medallion folded out. I put some Glossy Accents on the end to close up the ends.
Here my medallion all finished! One thing though--it is delicate. The foil keeps its shape, but I think it would be tough to mail this little guy.
I put that aside. I am going to put this medallion on black cardstock. And I pulled out this cool reindeer ribbon that I bought a while back at Micheal's....and now I can use it!
My black cardstock was lacking. To remedy this, I embossed it and put Perfect Pearls on it. Perfect Pearls makes me so happy. Total transformation....from black to silvery!!
I haven't put the black embossed paper on my card base yet. This made it easy to wrap the ribbon. I adhered it to the back with Zots (glue dots). Then I put the medallion and the Joy sticker on. The sticker I mounted on white cardstock first, cut it out, and then adhered it to the center of the medallion with redline tape.