This has to be the first Christmas since we've been together that I haven't been making my hubby's card at the last minute hiding behind a chair to stop him being able to see it before it was finished!! Who do I need to thank for this you ask? The girls at Bah! Humbug! that's who. I've had so little time for card making this year that I've had the frustration of missing more of their challenges than I would want to - especially as I have cards in my head for all of them!! The one I'm about to share with you was intended for the elegance challenge but once again I ran out of time. I really wanted to make this one though and just changed my idea slightly to fit in with the current challenge which is Presents - in fact, I drew the present box specially! I know that I wouldn't mind finding a faberge egg under the tree this year :D - not that there's any chance of that!
Onto the card - I've used one of the new faberge style eggs range. This one is the poinsettia from the pre-coloured sheet although it's also available as a non-coloured digi stamp. I cut it out and shaped it before adding it to a nesties shape that had been embossed with 3D foam. The bp is from the new range designed to work with the pre-coloured poinsettia egg. I've layered all this onto some white pearlescent card and a red card stock base. I've added two small pre-coloured poinsettias to two of the corners (don't you just love how you can have the size you want with digis?) and made my own 'card candy/brads' for the corners out of scraps of gold mirri card using a 6mm ball tool and a spare stamping mat. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using nesties labels 4 as is the gold mirri mat and the Marianne Designs swirl.
I've really loved making this card and it has also been inspired by the following challenges: