Tuesday, August 17, 2010

JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream - Day Two!

I'm back today with a second installment for JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream. Also posting today are Denise, Cindy, Tosh, Cammie.

Today I'm featuring an image from Christmas Ornaments and a sentiment from Christmas Nested Centers & Verse. Woweeeee are these ornaments gorgeous! And the Christmas Nested Centers & Verse set is quite possibly the most elegant collection of holiday sentiments ever! The smaller ones are perfect for using along with a stamped image as a focal point, and the larger ones are perfect for inside sentiments or for using as a focal point on the front.

I stamped one of the four ornaments onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock and colored with a combination of Copics and Tombow markers. I didn't do any shading or blending on this one (surprise!), just colored each area in one color only. Quick and easy! Using both Copics and Tombows was simply a matter of colors available. I really, really, really like the rich crimson red of Tombow's #847, yet I wanted a lighter blue than any of the Tombows. The Copic BG0000 was just what I needed.

A bit about the rest of today's card ... it's not at all what I envisioned starting out. Imagine me sitting there with my scrumptious Webster's Pages papers, bloomers, and trims trying to put together a vintage style card. It just was *not* happening. I switched gears altogether and went with this crisp and clean design. I love how it really sets off the ornament, especially that rich red! I had a rare one-stamp card going on, too -- right up until I added those silver pearls (in the four corners of the frame panel and also on the ornament, though difficult to see in the photo). I can't tell you how many dollar-plus postage cards I sent out last year - ouch! But every single one of those recipients was absolutely worth it!

Have a great day, and thanks so much for spending a bit of your day here with me. Your visits mean so much!




Stamps: Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Nested Centers & Verse (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Tombow markers, Stampin' Up silver organdy ribbon, May Arts silver cord, Michael's silver pearls, Quickie glue pen, clear glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities, foam adhesive
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)

29 comments:

pescbrico said...

Stunning as always!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the white on white and that glorious coloured ornament! Great textures and details...as always :)

Carole said...

Stunning Amy, absolutely stunning. Time for me to learn how to do that kind of background. Thanks so much.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Amy this is beautiful! So elegant.

Carolyn King said...

ohhh..i just love that pop of color! Wonderful!

Becky said...

This is stunning. I just love white card and love the emossing on this.

Jessica said...

This is just beautiful! Love the crispness!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Stunning! Love the layers of white! Reminds me of icing...lol! I guess I need to get my mind out of the butter...heehee! Sorry, couldn't help it ;D

Michelle said...

OMGosh...this is GORGEOUS, Amy! Striking!

stephanie said...

What a stunning card.

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy! I just about fell over! This is so gorgeous with all the embossed white and the beautiful ornament. Sometimes you just have to go over that one stamp postage limit. Whoever receives this will LOVE it and feel pretty special!

dpkennedy said...

Stunning and elegant! Wow!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely!

Monique said...

Amazing... Love the dept of this card with the ornament the only color really stands out... Fabulous..Thanks for the inspiration Amy!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just stunning, Amy! Love all the fabulous white layers and the gorgeous ornament front and center!!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Seriously Amy, you're awesome!! What a stunner. When you say clean and simple I'm amazed - this is beautiful in every way.

Melody said...

SO pretty Amy! I love the embossed white with the touch of color!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!!! I always LOVE your projects!!

Michele said...

Absolutely the most gorgeous card ever! Makes we want to skip work and go see if I can even come close to making this!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so stunning. I really love this new Just Rite set and the whimsical Xmas one. I think I will be making a purchase soon!

Corinne said...

une carte très élégante!!
bises de la France

Wendy said...

Wholy cow Batman! Beautiful!

ladybugg61 said...

As soon as I saw this card, I just HAD to come over to tell you how stunning it is! I'm glad you went with the white-on-white, such a BEAUTIFUL card.

Marisa said...

Love white on white and this card is gorgeous!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card! Your embossing is always so crisp. Is there a trick that you can share about how to get the embossing to look so good? Is it the paper you use, or some other trick that you can share?

Meahni said...

This card is simply stunning Amy. You get me so excited when I visit your blog, thanks :-)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Stunning Amy!!!! I love how you used mostly white and allowed the ornament to really POP!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love Looooove!....oh my gosh...what a GORGEOUS white card. Mmmm mmmmm!

paulatracy said...

all I have left is WOW, this is one stunning Christmas card... Man, it's beautiful....

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