September 10, 2007

OH CHRISTMAS TREE...A CARD FOR BEATES CHALLENGE

Wow! Here it is, Monday again...although now that I am retired and my whole family is in CA, one day pretty much seems like the next for me! I am REALLY looking forward to getting back to a family routine - I really miss the chaos, the MOOOOOMMMMMMMs, you know what I mean - LOL! So, today I made a card for Beate's weekend sketch. I love her sketches because I feel like I have a goal when I sit down to make the card. For this week, I decided on a Christmas card using some of my new stamp sets that I have not inked up yet - sad, I know! I did do another square card today although after I went to the post office to mail some of these puppies, I may have to rethink those - YIKES! Okay, now for the card details!
I made the base of my card using Handsome Hunter because I love the dark, rich green of this paper. I stamped the snowflake from the stamp set Season of Joy in versamark and using iridescent ice embossing powder, heat set it. For my layered papers, I used Wintergreen DP, and Mellow Moss. For my main image I used Glossy white which I have never used before but like it a lot! I used my corner rounder for all my paper and paper pierced and faux stitched using my mat stack on the mellow moss layer. I also stamped in the same color little presents from the stamp set Punch Pals. The tree is also from the Season of Joy set (loveit!) which I stamped in Handsome Hunter. I stamped the Tis the Season image on Mellow Moss and punched it using my small scallop circle punch and popped it up on dimensionals. I added the mellow moss ribbon, and button to get it some more detail. I used the last of my vintage brads (boohoo) as well - I love these and wish SU! wouldn't have gotten rid of them! Using my Word Window punch, I punched out the phrase Happy Holidays which is actually part of a large stamp in the Punch Pals set. It is stamped on glossy white in Handsome Hunter as well. Anyways, here it is - I hope you likey!!

19 comments:

Theresa said...

Yes, I know what you mean about wanting some routine back!!! I love what you did with the scallop punch! Beautiful!

Kristina Lewis said...

Gorgeous card!!

beate said...

So cute! LOVE it.
I am glad you had time to play with the sketch.
Hugs and smiles

Kirsten said...

Cute card - love that stamp set!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just beautiful, Alex! Love it!

Deborah said...

Handsome Hunter Green! Wonderful Alex! TFS - Deb

Tracy.H said...

Very pretty! :0)

Flossie's Follies said...

Tyis is a very pretty card.

Vicki said...

You'll be in California before you know it. I know the last little bit of time seems to take forever but it'll get here.
Love the card. Great stamps you used. Man, I have got to order some Christmas stamps, thanks you enabler you, lol.

mum on the run said...

Gorgeous card!!

Kerrie's Crafting Corner said...

ooooh pretty card, I love the snowflakes!!!

Nikki said...

Your Christmas card rocks! I'm so jealous....you have the new set! LOL I get mine the 19th at a workshop I'm going to...I'll have lots to share afterwards! {smiles}

dasimonds said...

Absolutely Beautiful Card.
Love it...great colors..cute tree..scallop.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!! I hardly ever use Handsome Hunter but you've inspired me to pull it out!

Shadowcatcher said...

Just beautiful! I love the irridescent ice snowflakes.

StamperSharon said...

Great job with the challenge -- I love this!

Heather P. said...

SO pretty!!

Shannon McGann said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your take on Beate's sketch. Great job - and I love the colours!

Heather Summers said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I love it! The colours, layout, love it all!!! Thanks for sharing!