Monday, July 25, 2011

First Christmas Card of the Season

Here it is July and I have made my first Christmas Card. I always mean to do this but do I actually do it? Well, yes but not until October or November. I remember the year that we moved from Maryland to Wisconsin on October 25, I thought that year I probably wasn't even going to make Christmas cards at all and that year I managed to stamp 85 cards. I was so happy. This card is a little more involved and since then the Big Shot has come along, I can hardly make a card any more without it. Embossing and die cutting add so much to cards these days.
This is a pretty straight forward card, you can tell what I did by just looking at it, except you may have questions about that pretty little poinsettia. I wish you could see it in person. I sprayed it with smooch spray and it shines so pretty but you know that pictures don't pick that up very well.
The flower is made by using the 5 petal flower punch. I used the paper snips to cut into the center a little bit more between each of the petals and then did an embossing line right down the middle of each petal and leaf. I then folded each petal and gave it a good pinch. I used stickles in gold for the 3 dots in the center then sprayed them with smooch spray and let them dry overnight. I suppose an hour would do fine. Then I assembled the rest of the card.
Stamps: Petite Pairs (Brand new)
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Holly Jolly dsp (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers
Tools: Top Note Die, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Small oval, large oval and scallop oval punch
Thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place. If you have any questions contact me at me email on the right side bar. I will be posting 2 more variations of this card later this week.
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1 comment:

Atif said...

Such a sweet Christmas card look absolutely delicious...

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