Monday, April 15, 2013

Pumpkin Pie for Christmas?

Hi Stampers! 

How about a Christmas card in April?  I know that it may seem a bit early but I have committed to actually making cards this year and I will need approx. 250 Christmas cards (I do not want to start in November :-)) .   

This card will be one of my April designs for the Splitcoaststampers’ CCC13 Christmas Card Challenge and I decided to use a very non-traditional color scheme from the Dynamic Duos DD48 Color Challenge and the FMS81 Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (if you have the time, check both sites out- the Design Team and samples are terrific!).

This is a quick, easy CAS card:
Ink the tree image using Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock (stamp three images – one main tree image and two partials for the flower portion only).

Use the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut out the main tree image and also cut another oval from Pumpkin Pie cardstock (you can cut both layers at the same time using the same size framelit).  

Also using the Big Shot™, emboss a piece of Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (I also used a Sponge to lightly apply Whisper White Craft ink over the embossed area).

Mount the tree image onto the Pumpkin Pie layer (cut the Pumpkin Pie oval in half vertically so just a bit of the layer shows behind the focal image). 

Cut out the flower image only from the two extra stamped images and mount one onto the tree using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Stamp the sentiment with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut the banner with the Paper Trimmer and use the 1” Square Punch for the banner "points".  

Per the sketch, layer the Pumpkin Pie DSP over the Bashful Blue layer, adhere the sentiment and remaining floral image using Mini Glue Dots™ and add the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Scandinavian Season, Christmas Greetings (sorry, both retired)

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Craft Whisper White

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Holiday Frame Textured Impressions™ Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits™, 1 “ Square Punch, Pearls, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals®

OK, now I need your opinion- as much as I love pumpkin pie for dessert, do you think this color combo is OK for Christmas, or is it a bit too non-traditional?  If you have the time, please let me know (I have to make six more of this design and if needed, can change the color scheme :)).

Thanks again for stopping by- I will be posting another CAS card today – if you have time, check back again!   Hope you have a fabulous Monday!!


Jen Brum said...

Great card Julie! I really love the embossed oval! The non-traditional colours are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Delightfully unique Christmas card!

Vicki B. said...

Wow, so gorgeous, love that you used the colors for a Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge.

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