Monday, October 27, 2008

A Quick Christmas Card

Last week's demonstratable card challenge was to use masking or reverse masking. We were also supposed to use scraps and a bonus was to use rub-ons. I already had an oval cut to use for reverse masking, so I think that qualifies as a scrap! I decided to make a Christmas card and take the colors from the Alpine Ribbon Originals from the Holiday Mini. The colors in the ribbon are Very Vanilla, Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.
I stamped the tree from Scandinavian Season in VersaMark and embossed it in gold. Then I put the cut-out oval opening over it and sponged on Old Olive. I used the scallop border punch on the bottom of the card and then used the Scandinavian wheel in Real Red across the inside of the card. I sponged Chocolate Chip around all of the card's edges and added the rub-on sentiment. The last thing to do was tie on the ribbon. I'm not totally pleased with the result, but I think it has promise. I'm going to fiddle around with it some more and see if I can come up with my card for this year. I have to decide by Saturday so I can take all of the stuff with me to Florida.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Scandinavian wheel; Paper: Kraft; Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red; Accessories: Chit Chat rub-ons, Alpine Ribbon Originals, Coluzzle, gold EP, scallop border punch, sponge
Happy stamping!

9 comments:

Kathy W said...

first thought- oooh, ahhh. Lovely card.

Tiffany Bauer said...

I like!!! Great job with the masking and that embossing is awesome!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Very nice, I like the oval and the embossing!

Mama said...

Love the card!

Beedubya said...

This is very beautiful, Jana! Isn't embossing the best thing ever invented? TFS!

prayerandstamps said...

I really need to get into more gold and silver embossing. Your card looks so pretty.

Staciestamps said...

I love it - not sure what you don't think is just perfect (but aren't we always our own worst critic?)

Laura Brown said...

Very nice! It looks so elegant!

Debbi said...

I love how the oval adds so much without adding another layer!