Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! A New Start on Christmas?

Happy New Year (well, almost:-))  !!

I love the colors that my stamping friend, Ann chose for The Paper Players PP76 Challenge and wanted to create another Christmas card.  

I know, most of you are tired of Christmas but I am re-committing my Christmas card effort in 2012.  I must confess that even though I started in January last year, I under  estimated how many I actually needed so I am now publicly stating this commitment (and will post my progress each month) in hopes that this will help me be more accountable and I will accomplish my goal :-)

I decided to combine Ann's color challenge with this week’s CCMC182 Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge and used a new set (sneak peak).

To create this card:

Ink the stamp image using Versamark™ ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss with the Heat Tool.  Once the image has cooled, punch out the images using the Postage Stamp Punch. 

With the Big Shot™ emboss a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and emboss a piece of Very Vanilla with the Elegant Bouquet EF. 

Lightly spray the Very Vanilla embossed panel with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (this step does not show up on the photo but adds a bit more glitter and gold), layer with the Cherry Cobbler cardstock pieces, 5/8” Satin Ribbon and a punched border with the Lace Ribbon Punch.  

Add the sentiment to finish off the card

Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage Stamp (sneak peek), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Versamark™,  Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Finial Press and Elegant Bouquet, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder , Punches- Decorative Label , Lace Ribbon Border and Postage Stamp, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

I hope you like this card and will try to post one more card for 2011 tomorrow (before we leave to visit our friends and family).   

I am so very thankful for all of you who faithfully visit my blog and your comments are so encouraging to me- God Bless you in 2012! 


Lesley said...

How gorgeous is this! Love that satin bow and the embossing looks awesome. Another fabulous card Julie!!!

LeAnne said...

I just got this set and haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I love what you did with it! I wouldn't have thought to emboss it with gold, but it's lovely! Works with the sketch too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players! Happy New Year too!

Debbie Henderson said...

Very well combined challenges Julie. I like the small pop of gold amongst the other colors. Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Jennifer Reynard said...

Love your card, very classy. I might try something similar and put a Valentines sentiment on it! Really, really well done!

Deb said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love how you took this stamp set and turned it into a Christmas card! And the gold embossing really makes it all elegant! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Sundee said...

This is such a rich and elegant card! Well Done and TFS!

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful details and rich texture are the hallmarks of your style, Julie, and this lovely card is no exception. Love the satin bow and how you've used the trio of images in place on the panel on the creative! Thank you for playing with us at CCMC! Happy new year to you!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This card feels so rich - a great card, Julie. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week and Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Perfectly executed as always. I love the different mediums going on here...satin, embossing powder, embossing folders and punches. Really rich looking! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Oh my beautiful and elegant! The colors are just gorgeous and perfect for your images! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

So that bow and the boxes of flowers down the side! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

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