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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Christmas Project...for Someone Else!

 
So....my mom called the other day and said that someone had asked her if I could make some Christmas cards for them....to bring to VA this week!  Not being one to easily say "no", I came up with this card.  I only needed to make 10, so it didn't take too long...except for the coloring.  I used ink from my Always Artichoke stamp pad to watercolor the boughs.  I had an "oops" that worked out anyway...I had colored the poinsettias with a Real Red marker instead of a Cherry Cobbler marker (the color of the card stock) and it actually works (the Cherry Cobbler marker was too dark and watercoloring the poinsettia wasn't quite rich enough).

Here's what I used:

Stamps:
Bells & Boughs (Holiday Mini)

Paper:
Cherry Cobbler
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
     2-1/2x3-1/2 Main Image Layer
     Scraps for Small Flower
Always Artichoke
     4x5-1/4 Embossed Layer  (Remember to cut it around 5-3/8 before embossing to allow for shrinkage)
Basic Black
     2-3/8x3-3/8 Main Image Layer
Very Vanilla
     2-1/4x3-1/4 Main Image
     Scrap for Greeting

Ink:
Always Artichoke Stamp Pad
Real Red Marker
Black Stazon Stamp Pad

Accessories:
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (I don't know why they call it that...it's much lighter weight than any seam binding I've ever seen....it's in the Holdiay Mini)
Basic Pearls
2x1-3/8 Oval Extra-Large Punch
Retired Flower Punch (Can't remember the exact name)
SU! Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder

Time is slipping away.  I need to get started on my OWN Christmas cards.  Hopefully I can get to it soon.

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth




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2 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card, Beth! Very elegant.

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  2. I agree with Stacy! This is beautiful! I know what you mean about not being easy to say NO!
    Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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