Saturday, September 1, 2012

The First Christmas

Happy Labor Day weekend.  I hope you're taking the time to relax and enjoy the holiday.  My Christmas card today is for the Merry Monday Challenge #30.

For the card base I chose Garden Green card stock.  I added a piece of Floral District designer paper.  A piece of Not Quite Navy card stock was punched with the Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, attached to a strip of Garden Green card stock and added to the card.  The image from the First Christmas stamp set was heat embossed on a piece of Whisper White card stock with VersaMark, Not Quite Navy ink and clear embossing powder.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped under the image using Garden Green ink.  This layer was matted with Baja Breeze and Garden Green card stocks.  I popped the image up using dimensionals.  Pearls were colored with the Garden Green marker and added to the corner of the picture.  The star from the same stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder.  I fussy cut it and attached it to the card with dimensionals.  I hope you like this clean and simple card.  Have a fun weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used  
Stamp Set:  First Christmas (w-#127988/c-#127991)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad (#103008); Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad (#102272); Regals Stampin' Write Markers (#119701); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Garden Green Card Stock (#102584); Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352); Not Quite Navy Card Stock (#101722); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Floral District Designer Series Paper (#126919)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579); Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275)
The Finishing Touches:  Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109129); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)


Bonnie said...

You've used beautiful colors on this card and I love the embossed star! Another great Christmas card, Patti! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful clean and simple card, the embossed star is the perfect embellishment. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Mikki said...

Patti, beautiful CAS Christmas card this is. Love the added pearls and embossing you did. I have to try this out.

Lesley said...

Beautiful use of colour Patti...soft and serene, perfect for the image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!