Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pals Christmas Card


Hello there!  It's Pals Paper Arts time with another great sketch by Margaret Moody! Simply create something fabulous using the sketch and be one of the first to link up! The challenge goes live this Thursday, September 20th. What will you come up with?


This sketch to me looked like it would be a great clean and simple (CAS) card.  For this card, I flipped the sketch on it's side and grabbed some great new items and went to work.


This fabulous ornament is made using the new Ornament Keepsakes Bundle.  That's right, it is a Stamp set and matching Framelits at a discounted price!  Wow, I love a discount!

This ornament was stamped first in versamark, then heat embossed with the new early espresso embossing powder.  I then die cut it using the holiday ornaments framelits that are included in the bundle.  Some basic pearls dress up the ornament. 

The itty bitty Merry Christmas stamp is from a new hostess stamp set called Mixed Medley, and was stamped in cherry cobbler, then punched out with the 3/4 inch circle punch.  A pretty cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon bow gives my ornament some dressing up.


So what do you think of my background?  This look was achieved by using the new Candlelight Christmas SDSP.  The pack includes flocked window sheets (which is the red overlay), I layered it on top of piece of the lucky limeade DSP that is included in the same pack.

I then layered it on a piece of the cherry cobbler core'dinations card stock.  This new card stock is textured, so even though I didn't sand it, it still is noticeable.  Some more cherry cobbler and pear pizzazz seam binding ribbon add the number 2 layer that is on the sketch.



I also used the delicate designs embossing folder down the side to give my base card stock some definition.  This folder does seem very christmas like.


This card would mail very well since there are not too many layers to it.  The seam binding bow will flatten in the envelope nicely, but still make a nice bow when it is received.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Mixed Medley
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas SDSP, early espresso, cherry cobbler core'dinations, very vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, versamark
Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday ornaments framelits, circle punch, delicate designs embossing folder, cherry cobbler & pear pizazz seam binding ribbon, basic pearls

10 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

Classy Christmas Card! The embossing looks so nice behind the gorgeous DSP and ornament.

Patti Willey said...

yes! I love this color pallet Sandie! This DSP is stunning! Lucky you have the Early Espresso embossing powder, I ordered it recently and it came to me in Gumball Green! Silly me, wrong item number. Oh well! Very pretty Christmas Card!

Mary Fish said...

just stunning! beautiful layering of the DSP (window sheet over additional pattern).

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Sandie! I love the ornament!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card, like how you used the ornament

Margaret Moody said...

A beautiful card, Sandie! I love how you used the flocked paper! So pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

A beautiful sophisticated holiday card!

Mike Funke said...

WOWZA Sandee. What a classy card! Love how rick it looks. Gorgeous job!

Patti MacLeith said...

LOVEly way to use the flocked window sheet! Love it over the green print!

Ellen said...

Beautiful color combo! TFS

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