Thursday, July 17, 2008

Christmas in July?

I know, I'm a little early for the Holiday Season. What can I say? Since I signed up for two groups of Christmas swaps at Convention, I've been working on Christmas cards this week and it was just too easy to put another card together for the blog. That and I wanted to give you a sneak peak of some brand new stuff that will be available in the new catalog. It's kind of hard to see in this photo, but the colors I used for this card are kiwi kiss and riding hood red (along with summer sun and whisper white) -- brand new in colors for next year. I love the way these colors go together and can't wait to use them on my holiday cards!

I also used a brand new scallop border punch on this card -- so much easier than using the corner rounder or slit punch, though the scallops on this punch are a lot smaller so there is still room for using the other two punches for larger scallops.

For this card I stamped the image from Big on Christmas in basic gray on whisper white card stock. I colored the letters and tree using a blender pen and riding hood red, kiwi kiss and summer sun inks. I then used 2 way glue to add glitter to the letters, the ornaments on the tree and the star. I layered the image on a piece or riding hood red card stock and added the scalloped border to the top and bottom. I then added a layer of summer sun card stock.

I stamped the kiwi kiss card base with the holly image from background basics (make sure you buy this set before it retires on August 10!) in kiwi kiss ink. I attached my image to the card base and the card is done.

1 comment:

Holly said...

I love Christmas in July! That's how I got my name as a matter of fact! LOL! This card is just so cute. Love all the hollys in the background!