This is my card for my September Christmas Card Challenge which is Focus - Words. I selected my designer paper from my Christmas drawer - Little Yellow Bicycle - Blue Harlequin. The diamonds in the top right hand corner are blue foiled. I decided on a large greeting which would cover most of the card. An easy way to do make elements the size you need is Cricut. I browsed through my cartridges and chose `Joy to the World` on the Winter Frolic cartridge. I selected a deep blue card stock based on the DP.
I cut the shadow in vellum just to provide some outline to the words. I found Kiwi Kiss matched well as the card. I cut the DP to size and rubbed the edges on my Kiwi Kiss ink pad to get rid of the white edge. I added a length of 5/8 inch Kiwi Kiss gross grain ribbon which I taped to the back and brought the flag trimmed end to the front and adhered. I chose a large sequin which matched the foil color perfectly, then I layered a small white sequin and held it all in place with a tiny navy star brad. I placed three of them along the ribbon. I think it adds the right amount of bling. I placed snail adhesive on the back of the blue greeting then placed it on the vellum shadow. I then added adhesive to the back of the vellum and placed on the card front. It makes for a non-traditional colored card but I am happy with it.