Monday, November 26, 2007

Elegant Christmas

Who knew that Baroque Motif would make an elegant Christmas card? This set is so versatile! I love it! I stamped the swirls on Cranberry Crisp (retired), cut to make a 4x4 card. I inked it in Basic Brown, and just stamped on opposite corners. For the horizontal pieces, I cut Always Artichoke and a piece of Designer Paper (1.5"?, Hobby Lobby) and tied a gold ribbon around it. Most of the time, I tie ribbon using 2 pieces of ribbon. I wrap one around the cardstock that shows and use glue-dots to keep it in place. The dots are on the cardstock that doesn't show. Then I tie a short piece of ribbon around the flat ribbon. I tie a simple knot: just left over right and pull snug. The ribbon can then slide up and down until it's exactly where you want it. I also feel like I use less ribbon this way, and it's slightly less bulky. I embossed the flowers in gold on white cardstock. I cut them all out individually. The larger flower is double-layered, I just cut off the dots around the edges on the top layer--it's the same stamp. I attached these together with an eyelet. On the trio of flowers, I placed a pop-dot under the center one.
On the second card, I used a Real Red base of 4.25x5.5, and stamped Merry on the bottom right corner. I used strips of Wild Wasabi and edged a piece of Designer Paper (Hobby Lobby). I stamped a snowman tag from Woodcutter set (retired) using Blue Brocade ink. I added a sentiment from It's Snow Time, punched a 1/8" hole in the top corner and threaded gold tinsel ribbon through it.
A note of Apology: many of the past cards where made using "It's Snow Time" set, and I mis-named it, calling it Snow Flurries. This is a different set, which I do own, but have not used this year (because it's in my old house still).

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