Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Christmas in May

I created this card for a challenge on the Justrite blog to create a Christmas card in May.

I wanted to create a card that was easily mailable (not so bulky) and so this is what I came up with. I really like to use a religious image for my Christmas cards and this set has two images that I really love.

I stamped this beautiful Justrite image onto vanilla cardstock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then clear embossing. This was cut using Spellbinders Circles dies. Next I stamped the sentiment onto vanilla cardstock with Versamark ink and embossing with Gold detail embossing powder. This was cut/embossed using two Spellbinders circle dies, creating the open circle. The base card is chocolate cardstock and the paper on it is from Crafty Secrets Classic Paper Designs. I layered a brown velvet ribbon onto the darker chocolate ribbon, wrapping the top around the dp layer and tucking it behind. The image was added using foam squares to pop it up just a bit, then when I added the sentiment border, it was popped up even a little more. A simple card that is easily mailed.

What do you think?


Lesa said...

This is so elegant!!! Great job girlfriend!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cheryl said...

Niiiiiice!!! Love it, Karen!