Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thank-you Christmas card

Howdy! Welcome to the wonderful people who have come to our beautiful city of Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta! Mass Ascension was ah inspiring.
I saw a card posted on Sandi Mac Iver's blog. A card she had done in 10 minutes. Well, I wanted to see it. A card completed in under 10 minutes! not two hours. The card she had done is beautiful. Its larger than an A2 card. It must have been a 5"x7" card. I don't make large cards, so I figured I could alter it a bit. Here is my version of Sandi's card.
I am teaching a 3-D card class tomorrow and I need a 'thank you' gift for the ladies who are attending. I thought that I could make them each a set of 3 different Christmas cards, to help get them inspired (this is one of their cards). I hope that they like them.
For this card, I used the stencil Vintage Ornaments 1, out of the 'definitely decorative' SU catalog. I used a stipple brush and mellow moss classic ink to 'color' the inside of the ornament. I used the Champagne' shimmer paint out of the 'Holiday Mini' SU catalog, to sponge the ornament decoration. I stamped 'Merry Christmas' in soft suede classic ink. I stamped the branch in Close to Cocoa classic ink. I matted the very vanilla card stock onto brushed gold card stock and the card base in soft suede card stock. I tied a simple knot of mellow moss taffeta ribbon and attached with a mini glue dot.
Thank you for looking. I also made them my version of a card that Anne Hayward had posted on a Yahoo group. Check back tomorrow for that image.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

I am not sure if I told you that day or not, but I LOVE this card. It is so beautiful; when I see it, I think of a Christmas tree in the middle of a forest with pale green ornaments and pine cones...sound familiar? Yup, I may have been inspired by ribbon, but this card cemented my color theme for my tree/decorating this holiday season.