Saturday, October 2, 2010

Celebrate World Card Making Day with an Elegant Christmas!

Here is a Christmas card that is a bit more challenging.  I used Cherry Cobbler CS for the base, and Deck the Halls DSP.  I used the stamp sets; Seasonal Sentiments (Wood Mount #120821 or Clear Mount #12113) from the Holiday Mini Catalog, and Season of Joy (# 110384).  The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Kraft CS, I lightly sponged the edges with Always Artichoke, and stamped the swirls in that as well.  For the poinsettia I stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on the Kraft card stock and then I stamped over the image with my VersaMark ink and added some Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder and embossed the image before cutting it out.  This is what gives it the shimmer!  I punched a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854) out of Always Artichoke CS, and a 1-3/8" Circle out of Early Espresso CS.  Using your paper piercer, punch holes around the Scallop Circle and layer these three pieces and pierce a hole in the center.  Embellish with and Antique Brad (#117273).  To finish the card accessorize with 1-1/4" Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (#119961).

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this card. Please send me one for Christmas? Seriously, you have such great ideas!