Sunday, October 4, 2009

Christmas on the Classy Side


On Saturday, World Card-Making Day, I wanted to make at least one card in honor of the day, but I got to make two. I'll share the first with you today. I love how this turned out, although it was somewhat slow coming together since I made it up as I went. I got the main idea from a post that Susan "Rainy" Roberts did awhile ago with SU's ornament stamp and punch. I combined stamps from 3 different sets to make this. The main ornament and sentiment are from PTI's 2008 Holiday Tags Collection, the top of the ornament is from Verve's Ornamental Christmas, the background is the Damask stamp from Flourishes. I embossed the Damask in black EP as well as the ornaments and then I punched the ornaments with my 1-3/4" circle punch - a perfect fit. The sentiment is embossed in gold and punched with SU's Modern Label Punch. The ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon store. All of this is on gold CS from SU. I used my MS punch for the "holly" and punched little red "berries" with my Crop-a-dile. They were a bit flat, so I added red half-pearls on top of them. My daughter thought the black ribbon confused things with the swirly background and thought something should go on top of the ribbon. The gold cord from SU was too yellow-gold, so I ended up cutting a thin strip of the gold CS and that seemed to work. I topped it all off with the fancy corners die cut for my Cuttlebug. The picture doesn't do justice to how rich it looks with all the embossing. It's a good thing I made these on Saturday because Sunday my cold seems to have turned into the flu. Since I'm laid up, I thought I'd at least try to post this. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

This is one stunning card!! Love how you used the Damask stamp on the ornaments. I am going to have to give it a try!! The little pearls are the perfect touch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is too CLASSY!!! I love your ornaments, very creative and the holly on them is awesome... Very cool girlie!
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dolcreations said...

I really hope you feel better really soon! Flu season is probaly going to hit soon here as well. The weather has been horrible to say the least. Your card brings a ray of sunshine into my rainy day!
I love how you did that holly! Fabulous card!
Christine

Rachel said...

Karen, i hope you feel better soon. your card is soooo beautiful!! very classy i would say. you did a fabulous job with this.
hugs,
Rachel

Cindy said...

Wow, this is stunning. I like the ornaments and all the details. I was sitting at a softball field all day Saturday and Sunday so I didn't get to celebrate World Card Making day properly. I will have to honor it this weekend hopefully.

Susan (rainy) said...

Karen, I LOVE this! It's so elegant. And thanks for the shout out! :D)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love this design!! The black and white paper is so elegant and the sprigs of color just pop! How creative and beautiful!!

Jodi said...

This is stunning!! Love the black and white, it makes the card look very classy!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Nina said...

such a stunning card... love it so beautiful!