Monday, December 26, 2011

My Personal Christmas Card

Merry Belated Christmas! :)  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were both very busy days for me, so no time to post! so here it is anyways!  It's not SO far away from Christmas that you can't still enjoy it.
When I went to design my card this year, first, it needed to be easy, as we were traveling in December, I was taking a big exam, and, well, I just don't seem to have long stretches of crafting time these days -- just little snatches here and there...  Secondly, I wanted to use a set that, sadly, had never seen ink yet -- high time to pull out Tree Trimmings and make something gorgeous with it before that set retires.  Thirdly, I wanted a somewhat non-traditional color scheme -- which I half way accomplished -- I still threw some Cherry Cobbler in the mix because I just couldn't help myself....

The card base is Blushing Bride, embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder, and then sponged with Champagne Shimmer paint around the edges.  I then stamped the ornaments with Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, and Early Espresso -- and used a Pear Pizzazz marker to color in the branches from a stamp in the set -- Tags till Christmas.  They gave me the ferny little branches I was looking for.  The rest is quite self explanatory -- and many of you have received this card in the mail!  Simple, yet elegant -- and went together pretty quickly -- all excellent qualities for this year especially.
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz marker
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Petite Pairs, Tags Till Christmas
Accessories: Scalloped Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Scallop # 2 die, 3" circle die, large oval and scallop oval punches, scallop border punch, snow burst embossing folder, Champagne shimmer paint, 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Hope this inspires you to pull out a set you've never used before and make something lovely with it!


  1. Very pretty effect! I've bought several die-cuts of Xmas ornaments and also used the SU! punch.....I love the ornaments hanging from the branches and want to make more of these for next year....thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is very pretty. A lovely combination of colors.

  3. Very pretty card! Love the colors.

  4. I really like your color combo! TFS.