Friday, 12 December 2014

Holiday Inspiration Group - 12 Days of Christmas - DAY 12





Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  What a ride it's been! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all these Christmas projects!

Every year, I make 80 photo cards for a friend. This is the design we settled on for this year. It's a hybrid card - "From the Taylors 2014" is printed using "Just Realize" font, which we love because it looks handwritten and contrasts with the block font of the Merry Christmas from Gina K, stamped in Smoky Slate. The white panel is embossed above the sentiment using a Papertrey Impression Plate. I think it worked really well because the edge gave a nice strong border. The sparkly snowflake is from Clearly Besotted.

Here's your last chance to visit all the participants of 12 Days for lots of holiday inspiration!

17 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such a beautiful design to showcase a beautiful photo, Ardy! Add this to the 312 other cards I know you've made in the last three months,just confirms that you are a card-making machine!! Do you EVER sleep??? Actually, I know you go to bed early. Hmmm. Ah ha, you must be a sleep-walking card-making machine!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn said...

Crisp and clean. Absolutely gorgeous Ardyth. I love the font on the sentiment too!

Sheila H said...

Love the matting around the photo and the snowflake embellishment. All your cards are great.

Sue D said...

Beautiful way to frame a photo!

icardeveryone01 said...

The Taylors are very smart, and lucky, to have you making 80 fabulous, handmade cards for them, Ardyth... gorgeous!
=] Michele

Iris said...

Love the clean, crisp look and the sparkly snowflake.
isoscia at aol dot com

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing..

jamie vanskiver said...

Awww this is such a lovely Christmas card! Thank you so much for this series, I've enjoyed it ALOT:)

HelenM said...

very nice! Thanks for the hop!!

Ina Good said...

nice picture card thanks for the hopping great time!

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome card, have enjoyed the 12 days, thanks for your inspiration.

Lisa Lara said...

Beautifully done Ardyth. 80 cards Wow.

Geri said...

Awesome photo of the kids - great choice of color for the inner circle frame - works so well with the rusty dark background of the photo. AND, thanks for the info on the font! You would have had an e-mail from me seconds after I spied it, wanting all the deets! It looks like it might be 'thick" enough to cut on the Silhouette.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just beautiful and you really know how to make that gorgeous photo pop! I am sure your friend loves the wonderful cards you created.

Brenda said...

This is a very beautiful card you did for the Taylor's Ardyth!! Love the picture of the children, the embossing is beautiful and I love the stamping and the printed handwritten signature. I bet they loved all 80 of their cards!! Hugs, Brenda

Gaylynn said...

Love this photo card, handcrafted the way you made it. :)

Anita in France said...

Beautifully framed photo, Ardyth ... the single snowflake is so perfectly placed ... draws the eye from the wonderful sentiment up to those lovely children! Anita :)