Sunday, August 14, 2011

Christmas Card

It seems like forever since I have posted here. Actually, it has been a few weeks.  I have been busy working on Christmas Cards and have done a few different ones I will be showing you in the next few days.   I also have been constructing a few things for a couple of businesses that I will also be showing you and providing you a link so you can get them yourself if you are interested.
I wanted to make a vintage Christmas card this year.  To me vintage means old.  I have seen some vintage cards that are pretty elaborate, however, I tend to stay with the more simplistic side of things.
This card is made with the Stampin’ Up set “Christmas Lodge”.  This one just screams vintage to me.  I love the lodge all covered in snow.  Because I wanted a vintage look, I stamped the images using sepia toned ink on ivory paper.
I really struggled with the colors for the card and the highlighter piece behind the stamped image.  I think however, with my husband’s help, we chose the right colors.  The paper is Stampin’ Up from two different collections, Wild Wasabi (the subtles collection) and Cherry Cobbler (the regals collection).
I positioned the tree toward the front of the page and put the lodge behind it to the left, leaving room for the scalloped circle sentiment.  Because I wanted the sentiment to stick out a little, I inked the edges and used some of that same ink to blend in toward the center.  The sentiment is stamped from the Stampin’ Up set “Bright Hopes”.  
If you are interested in purchasing either of these stamp sets, you can do so by visiting my Stampin’ Up website at  You will also see some other creative ideas there. 

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