Thursday, December 17, 2009

Joyeux Noel



Christmas is next week? Oh my! My kiddoes have their Christmas portrait appointment this afternoon, and then I'll be ready to start mailing out my cards. Until then, I'm determined to crank out a few more holiday cards. I have some beautiful images that haven't seen ink yet, and I'm not ready to put them away until next year without making at least a few more things.

This gorgeous Draft Horses image by Impression Obsession is one of them. The detail on this is incredible! I stamped in Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink onto one of the Kraft designer papers in the Life Stories line by My Mind's Eye, very lightly colored some brown onto the horses, and then added a bit more color to the wreath (all with Prismacolor pencils).



I really wanted to include a sentiment on the front, but was a bit stumped on where to put it. I ended up going with a JustRite circular sentiment (from A Merry Little Christmas - currently 40% off at Stamper's Dream) that I cut into a ring and placed just behind the big bow-snowflake-button embellishment combo. I like it there! Visible, but very unobtrusive. Other accents are some Offray satin ribbon, the same beautiful May Arts woven burlap trim that I also used yesterday (it works so well with the Life Stories collections), and some punched snowflakes.

Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Draft Horses Cling (Impression Obsssion), A Merry Little Christmas (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Close to My Heart Cocoa, Papertrey Kraft, My Mind's Eye Life Stories Collection 2
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks
Accessories: Offray satin ribbon, May Arts woven burlap trim and burlap string, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Papertrey button, foam tape, corner rounder
Size: 6" square

23 comments:

America said...

WHOA!!!!! Pure gorgeousness GF!!!! Lovel the colors the image, the button/ribbon treatment....every little detail rocks!!!!!

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Amy!!! I LOVE what you did with the sentiment!!! Expect to see that CASEd, LOL!

alcoholinky said...

ooh another divine brown warm cosy card. LOL just gorgeous.

Marimer said...

Gracias Amy.
hau!!!, tus trabajos me fascinan, esta tarjeta me ha dejado con la sensación de que lo que hago es nada, está increible, tu creatividad e imaginacion son super artísticas. Bss

SMK {SK Studios} said...

this is really gorgeous! i love how the horses take center stage, beautiful coloring, and yet the little grouping around the sentiment is equally wonderful :) fantastic job :D

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Stunning!!...totally STUNNING! Love that Life Stories DP (I'm completely obsessed with it lately, lol!) and your layered ribbon/button/twine in the JR circle. Gonna HAFTA try that! Really cool image too, so perfect with the DP. :)

Jekka said...

Absolutely stunning!!! You always blow me away with your designs, your coloring, your embelishments. Love everything about this card. Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

Thud! You've done it again! That gorgeous Life Stories paper paired with the image you chose is totally awesome. THEN you added that JustRite sentiment/ribbon/button treatment. Wowzers! Over the top, my friend!

Pam said...

Amy your vision is incrediable. I love your creations. You do such beautiful work. I love the whole look of this card.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

kim.mom said...

WOW - I love this! Great image!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH my gosh, just GORGEOUS, Amy!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stunning!! I love this!!

Christi said...

Wow!! This is stunning!!!

Helen Dooley said...

what a beautiful card. You always make such nice ones.

Deanna said...

I absolutely love this card!!! Beautiful vintage, yet modern country feel. Keep up the good work.

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a beauty such a wonderful stamp and so nicely coloured just gorgeous. Hugs Marja

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OH WOW!!! The sheer elegance of this vintage card is amazing!!!! Love the colours, delicate colouring of the image and WOW - how awesome is that ribbon/button/snowflake/sentiment ring!!!!!! LOVE IT!!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Wow, I love this! Love the warm vintage/rustic feel...the snowflake and button embellishment is just perfect with the JRS sentiment! Fabulous design!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Amy!! Love the horse image, the layout, the ribbon with the button, the colors...designed to perfection!!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas Amy!!

hugs,
Chris

Mercy said...

amy...WOW! you never cease to amaze me, lady!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is truly gorgeous and such a different take on a Xmas card. Love the vintage feel to it.
Also wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.
Hugs
Desire

Helen Dooley said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love coming here and seeing all the beautiful items you create!

Conniecrafter said...

so neat, love the paper and image, neat way to do the sentiment, cool trim!

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