Thursday, November 15, 2007

Let the Christmas Cards Begin....

The other night I decided to finally sit down and start playing around with Christmas Card ideas. I figure I'll post some here and you guys can tell me what you think :).... so LEAVE me a comment :)))
For this card I pulled out my Solemn Stillness stamp set. So pretty. I stamped it in white StazOn (the craft took too long to dry even with heat setting and the silver embossing powder stuck to it even with the embossing buddy... ack... Stazon saved the day!) and embossed it with Sterling Silver EP. I used Peaceful Wishes for the sentiment and stamped with Black StazOn on white polyshrink. I played around with my slit punch and *finally* figured out how everyone makes that cool scalloped edge (takes me a little longer than most - lol. I also used my square punches to created the photo corner (although I'm just going to break down this week and order the corner punch from SU today!). It's very faint but, the background on the Always Artichoke card base is all the Christmas words (drawing a blank for the name of it). I used Versamark, so next card I think I'll try using the A.Artichoke to see if it will be a bit stronger. Some ribbon, a little hemp & a touch of bling in teh corner of the photo corners.
Off to get the monkeys to school & head out in the rain for my run. Daddy comes home tomorrow -- how wonderful is that?!?
have a happy day!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
Very pretty! So fantastic that you can start on your Christmas cards already. Beautiful!!


Quilt Nut said...