Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Golden Christmas

It's been my plan for the past two years to keep making Christmas cards little by little...and then when December rolls around I have lots on hand...and hopefully don't have to panic :)

I looked at the sketch challenge today over at SCS and there were two options, a portrait style (vertical feel), and a landscape sketch (horizontal). Our other challenge was to use pink on our card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I chose the vertical portrait sketch. I must have this thing for white/vanilla right now, it's so unlike me! But it's so crisp paired with the Pink Pirouette. I added some interest by curving parts of the sketch - and I think it goes nicely with the curves of the design. I embossed the tree from Scandinavian Season in Gold, stamped the bottom corner again and watercolored it very lightly and cut it out, added it on the tree at a slight tilt with a dimensional.

See my beautiful brad? Recognize it? It's one of our new SU Filagree brads! You say "but Christine...they don't come in gold!" "Ah yes" I respond....but a little magical touch of a Zig Painty (oil based gold/silver marker - SU used to sell it), set it out on paper to dry...and you have a lovely gold brad!

The sentiment is an old SU set...I wish I could remember which one, because I separated it out from it's box...I just couldn't part with it's lovely font.
Recipe: Stamps: Scandinavian Season & wheel Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella DSP Ink: VersaMark Accessories: Gold EP, scrap organdy ribbon, Gold cording, Filagree Brads, Dimensionals, Zig Painty


LeAnne said...

Oh Christine, you are sooooo clever! I never would have thought to try to alter something with my Painty, which I LOVE so much and am so ticked that SU discontinued! But I bought extra!!! I will definitely try this out. This is one gorgeous card!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

This is beautiful Christine! Love all the gold embossing!!

Jerri Kay said...

Yea, I was finally able to get in! I just had to comment on this card Christine, it's so incredibly gorgeous, as is all your designs, but this one is just a show stopper for me. Maybe it's because I didn't like this stamp in the catty, but now that I've seen the magic you've made using it, I've done an about-face. You know how much I love gold embossing, well this is just stunning!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine, this is sooo gorgeous!!! The embossing with gold and the touches of pink make for one super AWESOME disign!!! The elegance is soooo it!!!

Jennifer R said...

Wow, lovely card. You make this stamp set a winner! Well done.
Jennifer, calgary, alberta, canada