Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quick and Easy Holiday Card


I know there are several other bloggers out there who are really smart about their holiday cards. They make ten cards a month so that when the holidays roll around, they aren't rushing around in a panic making holiday cards. They can happily nibble on their Christmas cookies knowing that one big holiday hurdle is done.

I just want to make the point that I am most definitely one of the panic-filled people!!!! I am nibbling on Christmas cookies because I am completely stressed out that I need to make 65 holiday cards. LOL!!!

As I was meandering through the catalog, I really fell in love with this color combination. It's Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Old Olive. Isn't it pretty????

I also am in total love with this brand new stamp set called Snow Swirled. I especially love it because it is on sale for 15% off until September 30th. Nothing's better than a beautiful stamp set for a really good price!!

On Shimmery White cardstock, I stamped the large snowflake image in Not Quite Navy craft ink and the medium snowflakes in Old Olive craft ink. I then sprinkled with Irridescent Ice embossing powder and heated til shiny. The littlest snowflakes are stamped with Baja Breeze classic ink.

The base card is Baja Breeze. The bottom two corners are rounded with my Corner Rounder punch. I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink and added some dot work with my white gel pen. I stamped the sentiment (which comes with the Snow Swirled stamp set) and the little snowflake in Not Quite Navy ink.

The focal image is adhered to the base card with a small torn piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock. A length of Old Olive narrow grosgrain is tied into a classic knot where the focal image meets the torn cardstock.

One holiday card made.....only 64 more to go..........time to eat a cookie!!!!

Until tomorrow......Happy Stamping everyone!!!!

7 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is bee-yoo-tee-fullll! Consider yourself cased - again! TFS, you rock! "Don't Stop Believing - hold on to that fee-ee-eli-ing!" I KNOW you get me! :)

Mary Davidson said...

You are off to an absolutely beautiful start!! Love, love, love how you've used my favorite new set and my favorite new paper.

Kath said...

That is a great color combo. Congrats on your Coutdown to Christmas, hope to see more. I need the ideas:).

Maria Gurnsey said...

I agree this combo rocks. So does your card. Enjoy your COOKIE!!!

stampersim said...

Love the card :-). Now I want to buy that set! See what you do to your readers? You show awesome stuff and then we buy spend more money!! :-)

amycara said...

Great card, Patti! I love this color combo...thanks for the idea! I'll be CASEing this one using my Snow Burst set!

Jennifer Wiemann said...

Wow! I love the colors on this card! It's beautiful!
Jennifer
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