Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

My favorite time of the year is Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love fall with Halloween and Thanksgiving, but by far my favorite is Christmas. Yesterday I was feeling rather cheery and decided to crank out a couple of Christmas cards. There is no rhyme or reason as to my creations. I don't usually sit down with a plan or a specific paper in mind. Instead I figure out what mood I'm in and what technique I want to use.

Apparently I was feeling in an embossing mood, hence the card. I started with a holly stamp and then embossed the image. I painted Glimmer Mist into the shapes to add some sparkle and gentle shading. The edges were inked with Charcoal and Red chalk ink. That wasn't enough, gee imagine that, and I felt a need to add the rhinestones. After placing the paper on red satin ribbon, I added it to Holly paper I had in my stash.

In an effort to get the most out of my time, I stamped multiple images to make at least two cards at one time. The first card went great. The second not so much...

It's fine now, but notice the gold band above and below the green paper? Yeah, I cut first and measured second. oops! After some quick thinking, I grabbed another piece of paper and embossed the edges.

The inside was easy enough. The paper was double-sided, so all I had to do was add a piece of white paper that I gold chalk inked the edges of. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The card with the red and grey charcoal edges is amazing. Truly beautiful. The border is subtle, and the design in the center grabs our attention fully. That is a statement card - eye catching and distinctive. Classy. A keeper design for sure.
    I think the one with the gold border is pretty, and a bit heavy on the gold, pulling attention away from the center - my eye doesn't know which to look at - the center design or the gold border.
    Your blog is wonderful. Keep it coming. Love,
    Aunt Merilee


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