Thursday, July 30, 2009

1 Down and 99 to go!

Here's what I came up with for my Christmas card this year, although it's showing up a bit dark in this photo. It's partly CASED from the sample in the catalog, with the dove from a card I saw on Gretchen Barron's blog this morning. (Hers is done in blue and is gorgeous! To take a look, click on the link at right.)

I used popping pastels on Very Vanilla cs for the poinsettias and yellow Stickles for the flower centers. The dove was stamped on white cs with Sahara Sand craft ink, cut out, and filled in with Frosted Lace Stickles. I then attached the dove to the main image with SU dimensionals. Versamark was used for the smaller poinsettia stamp up the right side and once on the inside next to the verse.

TIP: For an easy way to tie a ribbon, first cut a piece of ribbon slightly longer than the piece you want to cover, fold over each end and tape the ends underneath. After fastening the image to your card, take a shorter piece of ribbon and tie a knot around the other piece. Pull tight, trim and slide the bow up or down to where you want it.


LeAnne said...

Very pretty! I saw Gretchen's card too--amazing how the same image and come out so differently!

Doris Snyder said...

Great card! It's so nice to have so many wonderful ideas in the catalog...all we need to do is use them. It saves so much time trying to come up with an idea. You did a great job with this.
Congrats on your winning entry at the fair. i will check back next week to see the picture.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my "catalog inspired" card.