Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another Christmas card

Hi there! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I can say that we *have*, just... not the really important gifts. You know, the ones for your nearest and dearest? :)

I spent time making a couple more Christmas cards, but I think I'll only post one today. Today's card uses the awesome clear set from Inkadinkado that I've been dying to find. I've been hunting this set for a while now and *finally* managed to get the VERY LAST ONE! I was so excited that I had to come home and play with it immediately!

There isn't too much that isn't self explanatory, except maybe the ribbon. Yes, I folded the ribbon over a couple of times to create more of a 'present' look. Then I just needed to add a little bling. I know the picture doesn't show the color of the crystals very well, but they are *RED* in real life and match the Basic Grey paper very well. A little touch of gold on either side and it was good to go. Those are gold snaps (not brads) so I used my Crop A Dile to put the holes through the ribbon & set them. Good thing you can't see the backs... am I the only one that can't use the CAD and make the setting in the back look good?!? Sheesh, what a mangled mess!
Oh, and the other thing you may not be able to see well is the glitter. I sprayed both the bird panel and the BG panel with Pearl Glimmer Mist and let dry overnight. Then I used my Sakura glitter pen to go over some of the white parts in the bird and around the embossed edge of the panel. Gives just a little glimmer IRL.
I hope you like it!
Recipe: Stamp from Inkadinkado, Warm Red Chalk Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Sakura glitter pen, SU! ticket corner punch, Basic Grey paper, Bazzil c/s, red Swarovski crystals, gold snaps, Cuttlebug & Nestabilities, pop dots

2 comments:

Jacqueline said...

This is a beautiful card! I really love the basic grey and your image in white!!

Lori Northon said...

Please tell me how you made the red cardinal? Is it hand cut from paper or what. I love your card! I think it's wonderful! I really would like to do something similar just using somethng besides the cardinal.

Thanks!
Lori
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