Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well, I do hope you have one, but not just yet. My card today is a Christmas card. I decided to make a card for this week's sketch challenge on Stamp TV.

I started by stamping the cardinal image (SU - a cardinal Christmas) with tuxedo black memento ink. I colored it with copic markers and used a spellbinders dahlia nestabilities die to cut it out. I added some gable green sponging before I took the image out of the die. I also added some faux stitching with a black marker.

At this point, I tried a number of different colors and papers for the card base and nothing seemed to fit. So I started playing with another spellbinders die (eyelet pendant), thinking I could put something behind the image. As it turned out, I ended up going a completely different direction with that, so I'm going to use that on another project. Sooooo..... then I was sort of back to square one.... After playing around with it for quite awhile longer, I finally found something that worked.

I used river rock for the card base, and stamped another image from the same set randomly in river rock ink to form a backgound.

The sentiment is also from that set. I added some more faux stitching and some faux brads.

The image is raised on dimensional tape.

I do so appreciate you stopping by today. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week, have a blessed day. I hope you get to spend it with someone you love.


Starla said...

Happy Thanksgiving Melody!! I love the cardinal!! I have a soft spot for them as they are our school mascot. And they mean "Christmas", which is my favorite holidy (even if it is waaaay to stressful!)

Anonymous said...

Well, this card sure turned out so pretty after all the avenues you went down to get here! Impressive.
thanks for the birthday wish today (aka write2it)