Thursday, 16 September 2010

First Christmas card

Hello everyone,

I'm feeling a little pleased with myself today because I have made my first Christmas card of the year. I have promised myself that I won't spend most of December making Christmas cards this year, but will be organised early so that I can have a serene run up to Christmas. Of course, in the interests of being honest, this is a promise I make to myself every year and I have yet to see it happen. Maybe this will be the year. I certainly hope so, and with all of the lovely Christmas stamps and papers around, I anticipate spending many happy hours getting inky.



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I used a background stamp from The Papertrey Ink Round and Round Anniversary set to stamp the background paper in Ripe Avocado ink, and matted it onto a piece of PTI Ripe Avocado card stock. I took a strip of the same card and put it through my Big Shot with a sizzix embossing plate that has stars and snowflakes on it.
I wrapped some white dotty ribbon round the strip and placed in on the card with pop dots to get some dimension. I then used the mat stack 1 die to cut a shape and stamped it with the corresponding stamp from For the Graduate. On top of that I used the mistletoe stamp from the 2009 Holiday Greeting set and punched it out with a circle punch. I stamped the pine branch from the same set in the top corner and finished it off with a sentiment.

As I used a punch and die cut on the card, it fits the current Passion for Papertrey challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Carol x

4 comments:

  1. Carol, this is REALLY pretty - I love it. Did the photo techniques help at all, cos I think you've cracked it !

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  2. Well you're one ahead of me on the Christmas cards LOL! I'll no doubt be up to my eyeballs in card making in December!
    Love the layout of your card and those sweet holly berries in the top corner!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  3. what a fabulous start to your christmas cards Carol, wonderful layout and terrific colours! :)

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  4. Lovely card - really elegant design and what a fabulous colour combination. Love that mat stack shape don't you!

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Carol x

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