Thursday, October 8, 2009

Non traditional Colored Christmas Card

Oh wow... its Thursday and the week has gone by ever so quickly. I need to get my 'ole behind in gear if I want to get Halloween costumes ready for the kids. I was almost tempted to buy them, but I just can't even if it means late, late, late nights for me. I have no excuse except that I've been procrastinating and to be honest I haven't wanted go shopping for fabric. I should just buckle down and take the boys with me and again, my lame excuse is that they make it hard for me to think! I'll get it done...

But in the meantime, I have a card to share with you. Just like my title says, its non traditional holiday colors. I used a holiday sentiment set that is from a newly released set called most aptly Christmas Scriptures from Clear Dollar Stamps. The sentiments in the set are large and are great focal points for the front of the card, but there is no reason that you can't stamp them in the inside and use other images for your front.

I started with some PTI cardstock for my base and then layered this really cool designer paper from the Whirly Gig Collation (TaDa Creative Studios). To add even more dimension, I grabbed my new embossing folder (Morrocan Screen) and embossed right on the designer paper. I then inked it up to tone the colors down a bit and bring out the embossing too.

I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Two to cut out my scripture and while the die was still in place, I gently inked the edges with the same distressing ink that I inked the rest of the card with.

I finished it off with some great silk ribbon (love this stuff) from May Arts and there you have it - my nontraditional colored holiday card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

5 comments:

Candy F. said...

Love this especially the non-traditional colors. The layout is great too with the bow on the side next to the sentiment.

Holly said...

Beautiful card Katie! Love your choice of designer paper as well as your embossing.

Cassie said...

Very, very pretty, Katie. I love that it's non-traditional colors. Good luck with the costumes. I used to make ours too, but then I started homeschooling them, and now I've slacked on a lot of things, lol.

Becky Sorensen said...

I love this card, even tho' it is purple!!! LOL

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my Katie, what a stunning card!!! I absolutely love it!!!! I so love non-tradional colors for Christmas cards, makes them so unique.

Linda

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