Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas x 3

My Christmas card this week fits three Christmas challenges:  Merry Monday July - use any previous sketch; Paper Players #102 - Christmas in July; 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Anything Goes.  For the Merry Monday challenge, I chose sketch #1, the only one I missed in their  weekly challenge.

For the base I chose Very Vanilla card stock.  The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamped on Old Olive card stock with black StazOn ink.  I cut a scalloped edge from a piece of Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the scallop from the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies.  I ran it through the Big 
Shot again with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  It was attached to a piece of retired Deck the Halls designer paper and added to the cardfront.  The image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set was stamped on Watercolor paper with black StazOn ink.  I water colored it using Blender Pens and Old Olive and Real Red ink pads.  It was cut out with the Big Shot and one of the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and sponged around the 
edge with Old Olive Ink.  A piece of Real Red card stock was also cut out with the same die collection and sponged around the edges with Real Red card stock.  I attached the image to this layer with dimensionals and then added this layer to the card with dimensionals.  Basic Rhinestones were colored with a red permanent marker and  attached to the berries in the image.  There you have it - 
another Christmas  card added to my stockpile.  I hope you enjoy a creatively fun day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets:  Bells and Boughs (w-#120831/c-#121142); Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink:  Real Red Ink Pad (#103133); Old Olive Ink Pad (#102277); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Real Red Card Stock (#102482); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (#125601); Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (#125595); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)


Pia S said...

I like the traditional and classy look of your card. The scalloped edge is gorgeous!

Danielle Vincent said...

Very pretty card - love how you used those rhinestones. I missed the first Merry Monday also so was thinking I might have to try that one too. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week for Anything Goes!

Ruth M said...

What a lovely, festive Christmas card Patti! I love the coloured rhinestone berries! Thanks so much for sharing this fab card with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

nitestamper said...

This is simply darling!!!!
love the sparkles!!!!

Mynnette said...

LOVE the simplicity and all that gorgeous bling!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your use of the Labels Framelits and the Adorning Accents scalloped die and EF. A beautiful Christmas card.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous Patti! I love the holly stamp and you've coloured it beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love all the sparkle from the the gems. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

Patti, you have painted this holly so beautifully and the rhinestone berries are super! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope you'll join us again this week.

Margaret said...

Saw this at Merry Monday and wanted to pop in and check it out!
Love the glittery berries coordinating with the glitter dots on the DSP! A beautiful card!

Lesley said...

So stylish and elegant, love the traditional look of your card Patti!