Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Christmas Project...for Someone Else! mom called the other day and said that someone had asked her if I could make some Christmas cards for 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:

Bells & Boughs (Holiday Mini)

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

Always Artichoke Stamp Pad
Real Red Marker
Black Stazon Stamp Pad

Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (I don't know why they call it's much lighter weight than any seam binding I've ever'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.

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

  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!