Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Card '07?

I finally felt motivated to start playing around with Christmas card designs. I am totally loving the square card lately. If I'm gonna have to increase postage for the thickness and even the weight, I might as well make it square while I'm at it, right? (I hope that doesn't make it triple postage!) I used a design from a fall card I made last month. It also looks a lot like the Mojo Monday sketch challenge on Poetic Artistry this week, except my image panel is circle instead of square. I wonder if I can still enter ...

I made my own background paper using the same stamp as the main image. First I stamped a time or two in Versamark, then a couple times in Vanilla ink for the Pomegranate base and White ink for the River Rock base (the Vanilla really didn't show up on the River Rock). I think I'll order a pack of the Holiday Harmony designer paper to speed things up a bit.

But here's the thing ... the image is supposed to be mistletoe, yes? And mistletoe berries are white, right? Which makes this card wrong, huh? Is there *anything* else the image could be, so that I can keep my red berries?

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Party Punch (hostess), French Script background
Inks: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, VersaMark, White craft, Vanilla craft
Paper: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip markers; clear embossing powder; slot punch; pomegranate satin ribbon; 1 3/8" circle, 1/4" circle, and 1/2" circle punches; dimensionals; antique brass brads.


  1. Wow! Your projects are phenomenal! I just found your blog through Allison's blog . I was looking for email subscription, but didn't see it , so I'll just subscribe to a feed. TFS!!!!

  2. Fabulous card!!! I like square cards too...but don't use them often. I love how you positioned the brads - great touch!!!

  3. OH MY! This creation is just FAB!! XOXO everything about what you have done here! I think I'm just gonna sit here and stare at it for a while {wink!}

  4. I just found your blog, and love it! This card is stunning, and I never would have guessed that you didn't use designer paper!
    Just say the image is some exotic variety of holly- Im sure they all don't look exactly the same! ;)

  5. What a beautiful creation! I enjoy viewing your blog with all of your wonderful, talented artwork.

  6. This is just beautiful!!! I don't think I can say that loud enough! As for the red berries, I'd stick with "artistic licence!"

  7. I understand what Allison was saying when she said your cards will make you ooh and ahhh!!!Wow your cards are phenomenal!!!I'm looking to subscribe but cant find it anywhere,i'll keep checking!!

  8. it's gorgeour - of course! i like the makin of ones own paper too - and i really lke to stamp on patterned paper. this is just too lovely. and honey - while i realize its sposed to be mistletoe i also think it could be something else with red berries (it better be cos thats what i did LOL!)

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you did the brads. on each square.

  10. drop-dead beautiful card! that's would be my pick for the christmas card! guuuuuuuu-orgeous!


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