Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome, Christmas Swap Card

I am such a lucky girl. I got to stamp most of the weekend away with friends and fellow demonstrators. One of the stamping events I attended was a downline meeting and I made this card for one of my swaps.

This is also my entry for the latest Freshly Made Sketch. I really enjoyed working with this sketch and I am realizing that I am addicted to this color combination for Christmas cards. Sorry if you're tired of seeing Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla together, but I can't seem to help myself. One kind of nifty thing I tried on this card was stamping the Netting background stamp on my panel of Cherry Cobbler before running it through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. This gives the cardstock a really unique dimension, and if you look closely at the picture, I think you can see it. That's all for today - I'll have a few more Christmas cards to share this week, as well as some non-Christmas goodies. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Welcome, Christmas, Petite Pairs, Netting
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Dotted Ribbon Scallop border punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

14 comments:

Rita said...

Wow, Jen! This is just gorgeous. I think the netting background along with the embossing makes it look like very fancy designer paper! I'm so glad I found your blog; your work is gorgeous and so inspiring!

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card Jen!! I love this welcome christmas set and have already use it lots for his years christmas cards! I found your blog last week via the SCS gallery and I have to say I just love your designs! I will look forward to seeing your other christmas card this week!!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Maureen Merritt said...

Another gorgeous holiday card. I'm loving the color combo too!!!

Lesley Croghan said...
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Lesley Croghan said...

Wow Jen, this is gorgeous, love that background with the netting stamp and the clean lines. The rich colours are also fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful swap! Love how you used the netting background before you embossed - great effect!

Cindy Hall said...

That is so classic and pretty! Love the netting followed by embossing. Great look! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Susan Carlson said...

I love those colors together! The netting stamp is an overlooked background stamp. Love it!

Jen Timko said...

These are some of my favorite colors for Christmas cards too!! The addition of the of the DSP across and the texture of your background make this a wow! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lauri said...

This is one classy card! So elegant and just perfect! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous--I would be thrilled to receive this as a swap!

Ayana said...

Great sketch! Love your colouring on your card too! It's so cute!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

This is just gorgeous, I love everything about it! The colors are soft and wonderful and I love how you used the sketch!

Julie Marshall said...

So pretty! Lovin' all that Cherry Cobbler.