Monday, March 19, 2012

A Neutral Christmas

Welcome to the start of another week.  Those weekends sure do go by quickly.  In my blog surfing, I came across another Christmas card challenge so my card today is for two challenges:  Merry Monday #12 and Jingle Bells Neutral Noel.
I started with a base of Very Vanilla card stock.  A layer of Sahara Sand card stock was embossed with the Big Shot and the Snow Burst embossing folder and attached to the card front.  The single pine tree from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set was used to make the evergreen branches.  It was stamped on a
strip of Very Vanilla card stock with Garden Green ink.  The sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set was heat embossed on the same piece of Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  I punched two pieces of Brushed Gold card stock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch and attached them to the back of the sentiment piece.  The ornament image from the Tags til Christmas stamp set was also heat embossed with VersaMark and gold embossing powder and punched out with the Ornament punchLinen thread was used to hang the ornament from the branch.  I tied it in a bow around a gold brad.  The ornament and the sentiment layer were added to the card.  To keep the ornament from moving around I attached it to the card with a dimensional.  A very clean and simple card for the Christmas challenges.  Have some fun creating  this week.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree (#115026); Tags til Christmas (w-#120847/c-#121169); Sincere Salutations (#115068)
Ink:  Garden Green Ink Pad (#102272); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (#101650); Sahara Sand (#121043); Brushed Gold (#102938)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Snow Burst Embossing Folder (#124096); Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (#119275); Ornament Punch (#119847)
The Finishing Touches:  Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109129); Gold Brads (#104337); Linen Thread (#104199); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!!! I love the embossed bg, the green stamp, and the ornament!!!

Ann Schach said...

Such a pretty card, Patti! I love the neutral colors and the pine bough!

Lesley said...

Love the neutral colours Patti, they look great with the embossing and that ornament.

Barbara said...

I love this card! Gorgeous!

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this glorious C&S card! it's a great version of the sketch AND our "neutral noel" inspiration at JINGLE BELLES, too! loving that beautiful ornament and those few perfect evergreens really set it off to perfection! awesome!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! I love how you made the ornament hang from the branches!

Bonnie said...

Patti, this is perfect for both challenges! The neutrals with the embossing and pretty ornament are elegant!

SmilynStef said...

Love that wonderful embossed texture ... what a beautiful neutral design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful card. Love the use of lovely as a tree to hang the ornament from it!