Monday, June 15, 2009

Christmas in (almost) July

Another week, another Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast... This week's challenge is a sketch, based on a card which you can view here. Such a lovely, basic layout - gotta love it. :)

I decided to use one of my new hostess sets, Christmas Punch, which will be featured in the 2009-2010 Idea Book. I know it's a little early for Christmas, but who says I can't get a head start?

Here are the details on the card construction: first, I stamped the snowflakes with Baja Breeze ink on Whisper White card stock. I layered that onto a piece of Riding Hood Red cs, and a Baja Breeze card (final card size: 5"x5"). I added some paper piercing around the Riding Hood Red square, to frame the snowflakes.

For the sentiment, I stamped it once in Riding Hood Red ink on Whisper White cs and once in Baja Breeze ink. Before stamping the Baja Breeze image, I colored the words with my Chocolate Chip marker. I trimmed my Baja Breeze oval to fit inside the Riding Hood Red scallop oval (punched with the Scallop Oval punch) and added a flower from the Trio Flower punch, along with a half-pearl from the Pretties Kit. Put it all together, add a piece of Baja Breeze ribbon, and the card is done.

I'll be back tomorrow with my first Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge - see you then!

Stamps: Christmas Punch
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip marker
Accessories: Mat Pack, paper piercer, Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, Trio Flower punch, Pretties Kit


Marilyn Goodrich said...

Lovely card!! Considering it's going to be near 90 this week and sticky, a Christmas card is a welcome distraction!! :-)

Jess Stewart said...

Darling! I love your use of the light blue and the tag layers. Very pretty card!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just one more comment then off the computer, can you tell I like to blog-surf... LOL! Such a darling "cutie patootie" card! Love that new hostess set and the Baja Breeze I'm going to miss!