25 December 2007

Christmas Joy

The card on the left is one I received a few years ago from Sista Mike (missmike) for Christmas. I have loved it since the day I received it!! I had it hanging on my inspiration board in my creative space the past few years and decided I was going to CASE it this year for our Christmas cards!! The card on the right is my case ~

I started with certainly celery as my base. I used CC ink and stamped the Flannel Plaid background. Then I used VersaMark to stamp the snowflakes and embossed them using the now retired Holigram Highlights EP. It really does give it a neat shimmer that does not show up too well in this picture!

Once that was done I started on the 'christmas joy' message. I just loved how Sista Mike did hers but I didnt have an ornament so that is why I decided to use the snowflake again for the 'o' in Joy. I stamped it in order ~ J - O - Y so I could get it spaced correctly. The J and Y are stamped in Real Red using the Big Deal Alpha. The snowflake is stamped in Certainly Celery ink. I then used some funky green glitter glue that Sista Mike recently sent to me! I dabbed that on the 6 tips of the snowflake. It really does add more shimmer to the card even tho you really can't see that in this picture either!! Then I stamped 'christmas' from Everyday Flexible Phrases using Basic Black ink next to the J.

Now it was time to add some ribbon and stuff!! lol I punched out a real red 1/2" circle and taped that to the front of my card. I then punched a 1/8" circle thru those two layers and added a eyelet to the middle. I then ran the silver elastic cord thru the hole and wrapped some assorted SU! ribbons with that and tied a knot. Whoola!

These were fun to make ~ thanks to Sista Mikes inspiration!!

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Flannel Plaid, Big Deal Alphabet, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, VersaMark
Accessories: HH Embossing Powder (retired 2007), eyelets, 1/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, assorted SU! ribbons, green glitter glue stuff (on the joy snowflake)

~Enjoy & TFL~

1 comment:

Helen said...

Great job! I love both cards!