Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Stealing a March on Christmas

We held our Christmas card class on Saturday – in glorious sunshine! I must admit it was hard to get in the mood for designing Christmas cards but, once I was there, it was great fun. I hope the ladies who came along enjoyed themselves, too.

Both the cards on my table used Season of Joy. By the end of the session some of us had used every stamp out of the set, which is quite a feat.

For this card, we stamped the top third of the card with Ruby Red ink on the Ruby Red cardstock. We scalloped a strip of Old Olive cardstock with the Scallop Edge punch, then pierced each scallop. The Bravo Burgundy strip is lightly distressed on one edge. I either lost or used up my Always Artichoke ribbon, so everyone else used Whisper White along the centre.

The main image is stamped in Bravo Burgundy, then stamped again in Old Olive on a scrap of Whisper White. We then used the ¾” punch to punch out the snowflake circle from the centre of JOY! and mounted it on top using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Glitter was an option – I think there’s some on the flowers on mine but I’m not a big glitter user so I left that to the others.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, ¾” circle punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Always Artichoke, Crafters’ Toolkit, Stampin’ Glitter – Dazzling Diamonds

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  1. WOW, I cant even think of doing a Christmas card right now...LOL After all the ones I just did for Christmas last year, and I even have some ready for this year.

    Very pretty card though!!

  2. I'm with Cheryl on this one ... I can't even imagine working on Christmas cards right now .. I am SO ready for nice weather, my brain only is going in that direction. YOu have done a great job here though and the layout is perfect!

  3. Great card and love the colors!

  4. Very nice. Good for you for getting an early start. I can't even THINK about making holiday cards until at least mid-November. Then I wonder why I'm so far behind.

  5. Very pretty card! No way am I even thinking 'bout Christmas cards right now - but I admire the fact that you can.

  6. I haven't even THOUGHT about my xmas cards yet! SO cute!

  7. gorgeous...glad to know Im not the only one doing xmas cards..lol

  8. A Christmas card with NO glitter - that's unheard of! Lovely card even though it has no glitter :)

  9. Horayyyyy!! someone has started their Chrissy cards earlier than myself, gorgoeus cards Helen. M xx


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