Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Season's Greetings

It is never too early to start making Christmas Cards. I don't send too many handmade cards simply because I wait too long before I start making them. Maybe this year will be different. One can always hope, right.

For today's card, I am playing along with the 2Sketches4You challenge. You can check it out here

I started out with some polka dot paper from American Crafts. I love the traditional Christmas colors in this paper. Next I cut a red mat and a green mat and added some American Crafts ribbon that matches the paper. I made the seperate bow and attached it to the ribbon.

For the pointsettia, I stamped the image 3 times using Memento Black Tuxedo. I colored each image using Copic Markers. I kept one image whole and then cut the remaining 2 large pointsettia's and pop dotted them on top of the first one. I applied yellow stickles to the flower centers.

I stamped the "Season's Greeting" using Martha Stewart Clear Gift Tag Stamps and applied Kaiser rhinestones below.

The holly is cut using an EK Success punch and added red stickles for the berries.

That's it, very simple Christmas card and very fast to put together.

Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration.


Stamps: Anita's Pointsettia, Martha Stewart Clear Gift Tags

Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Copic Markers (R27, G07)

Paper: American Crafts

Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, Stickles, Kaiser rhinestones, pop dots


clouds shadler said...

wow, a holiday card, hehe, I guess like you said, it's never too late to start making them! Cute card! love the poinsettias!

Clouds :D

Anonymous said...

Great job, and you are one step closer to having the Christmas cards done.

Savitri said...

This is beautiful. Love the delicate pointsettia!!

cheryln said...

fabulous! love the pointsettias and the bow in the middle!

Laura Davis said...

Great work! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Tenia Nelson said...

Beautiful card!!