Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shining Season's Greetings

Wow to think we are one week and two days away from Christmas.  This weekend I plan to start my Christmas shopping.  Life has been too hectic to start earlier so here we are down to crunch time.  I would love to say I have finished my Christmas cards but really I haven't.  I have simply run out of time to make more and get them in the mail before Christmas.  I finished preparing the last of my cards last night for the mail and they will be off today.  So I will apologize now to anyone who does not receive a card from me this year.  I am thinking of you.

I have some really cute Christmas cards to share with you that I absolutely adore but I need to wait a few days at least before I can share them as I don't want to spoil it for the recipients as I know they read my blog :)

I am sorry if some of you are getting tired of my colour scheme.  This year I chose to make each card different using pretty much the same colours instead of making one or two designs and creating them in volume.

So today I am sharing this classy card.  The base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I stamped my Season's Greeting sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink from the set Snow Swirled.

My image is the Medallion background stamp.  I inked it up in Cherry Cobbler and then spritzed it with my Gold Smooch Spritz before I stamped it on my Vanilla cardstock.  It makes the stamp a bit messy but I love how the gold is only in the image and not all over the card front.  It does take a long time to dry and even a couple weeks after making it some of the gold was still coming off on other papers laying on it.  (I have to be honest, I used a bit too much spritz LOL)

I layered my image onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler and added to my card base.  I then used retired Gold Cord and wrapped it around the card a few times and tied in a bow.

Enjoy the day and come back soon.
Margaret :)

Supplies : Stamp Sets - Medallion Background, Snow Swirled  :  Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler  :  Inks - Cherry Cobbler  :  Accessories - Gold Smooch Spritz, Gold Cord (retired)

1 comment:

  1. I love that gold smooch spritz on the red ink. It looks great and gives it the perfect accent.