Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I've always loved Old Olive and Real Red for traditional Christmas cards. I was very happy with this card. I think some of my influence came from a friend of mine (you always make such classy cards, Gwen).

Here I used my Print Pattern background stamp with old olive ink on my old olive card stock. I then used a sponge (again with old olive ink) for the shading all around the card base as well as the white cardstock. The stamp is from the level one hostess set, Sidekick Sayings. I used my Stampin' Up! markers to colour the words in real red and old olive, then used my basic black ink pad to ink the tree. After stamping the image, I coloured it with my Stampin' Pastels chalk set using a blender pen as my application tool. I then added the wide grosgrain real red ribbon, adhered the white cardstock to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, to balance the card with colour, I added the three real red brads in the top left corner of the card using my handy dandy Stampin' Up! Mat Pack to help me line them up nice and evenly.

1 comment:

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

oh I love it! great crisp colours! I haven't stamps for fun in forever! Im getting ready for parties or the craft fair! grr! one of these days I will stamp for fun!!!