Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Card for 2009


Today I had my first workshop at someone else's house in a LONG time!  We made the brag book I posted last month.  While the gals were making their brag books, I decided to work on my Christmas cards.  I was so impressed by this one that Dawn made (scroll to the bottom of the post to see it), I wanted a variation of it.  This is what I came up with, and it'll be our Christmas card this year.  Simple enough to mass produce, as we only send out 25 or so cards a year.  I managed to get most of the pieces cut out during the workshop (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla cardstocks).  I love this pinecone stamp (from Autumn Days) and the glitter just adds that little extra touch.  I used Chocolate Chip and Old Olive markers to color the image, punching it out with a 1 1/4 inch circle punch and framing it with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  The pinecones are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, as is the square behind them.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and is from the level 1 hostess set, Holiday Best.  The embossed image is from the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder.  Love it!

9 comments:

Bev Dahl said...

Darling card! Love the layers as they add so much class to a card!
I wish I only had 25 to send. Mine are more like 125.

Anonymous said...

Love your version of the card. It has a more finished look to it.

corinnesomerville said...

Wowza....this is gorgeous !!!

Love it !

Corinne (aka Roxy)

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure everyone on your list will love receiving it. That Striped Grosgrain is my fave. I'm using it on my Christmas card too!

Cindy said...

This is SO elegant! I envy your 25 card list. Mine was like that until I made so many online stamping friends.

HeathersHobby said...

Minimalist card, but fantastic!

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful - I'm sure your loved ones will love receiving it! TFS!

Cindy Major said...

What a gorgeous card!

TrishG said...

This is very beautiful! Love the colors and layering. Nice simple design. Great job