Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christmas in July

It's Saturday, and that means that the wonderfully creative ladies over @ Our Creative Corner have anther challenge for you!  It's pretty easy; make a patriotic card, or Christmas in July card.  No other requirements.  



This wonderful challenge brought to you by Our Creative Corner, isn't difficult so to speak.  But, I really have had a struggle finding my mojo this week.  My mind is traveling in a hundred different directions, and so it has been a little difficult concentrating on the project at hand.  Tomorrow, I will be working on one of my organized swaps for the Late Night Stampers.  This swap is card fronts only, 75 + 1, and you need have 2 layers and one embellishment on the card.  
My card base is Baja Breeze cardstock.  The first matt is Soft Suede cardstock.  The pattern paper is several years old and I only have a few different size scraps.  I believe, (but don't quote me) it's by Scenic Route.  The brown polka-dot paper is actually the other side of the snowflake paper.  The white scallop circle is a new die from Stampin' Up!.  The text paper is actually from the First Edition DSP.  I stamped the snowflake in Baja Breeze classic ink and punched out with a hand-held circle punch.  I added some bling with a rhinestone jewel.  I wrapped some Baja Breeze seam binding around the polka-dot paper.  I made a multi-loop bow and tied a Neutral button on with some Baker's Twine.  The 'Merry Christmas' I stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede classic ink.  I cut the banner out with another exclusive Stampin' Up!.  I used the scallop trim border punch to create the soft suede cardstock trim around the banner.  I thought the card needed some sparkle, so I sprayed the whole card with my home-made frost white shimmer mist.  The card is blank inside.
Thank you for looking.  Enjoy your weekend, and be safe!

8 comments:

B. Nguyen said...

Beautiful Card! I look forward to seeing more Christmas ones soon!

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sharon, love the colors and beautiful bow!!!! Just love your style!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really fabulous, Sharon! I love your color palette and the way you tied the seam binding onto the die cut. The way you edged the sentiment banner is wonderful too. I really love this vintage style Christmas card.

Hope you are having a great weekend! Happy 4th of July!

Hugs,
Linda

julieprice3 said...

Very Elegant card, love the colours
hugs Julie P

kathr said...

Very Beautiful card love the subtle colours used...hugs Kath...

Steph said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colour combo you've used x

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful design.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sharon, sorry it took me so long to comment on this post- I've been so busy! I LOVE the unconventional colors for Christmas- it is so soft and beautiful!