I don't usually send out many Christmas cards but my husband has several old high school and college friends he likes to keep in touch with using Christmas cards. He also includes one of those long letters with the events of last year (You know what I'm talking about). This year I created our card.... since we bought a scrapbook and stamping store this year thought I'd better not send store bought ones. Using Graphic 45 paper I made the base with some distressing rips with a little May Arts ribbon peeking through. All the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Gathered Twig distressing ink. I then cut out the bird using my Big Shot and the Sizzix Bird #2 die then embossed with the embossing folder that was included, inked and attached. I added some rock candy distress Stickels, a Queen and Co. pearl then sprayed with Tattered Angels gold metallic Glimmer Mist.
simple but nice.