Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Stripes

Today's card uses a simple layout and flat embellishments so it's easy to mail. I started by stamping the pink poinsettia from Poinsettia Christmas in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossing with clear embossing powder. I then masked the flower with Eclipse tape and embossed the red flower as well as the Merry and Bright sentiment from Ornamental Christmas. Next I used a waterbrush and Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red reinkers to watercolor the flowers, coloring the centers of the flowers with a gold Spica Glitter pen. I used my ticket corner punch for the corners of this panel and a coordinating chocolate chip mat, then very lightly sponged some Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink around the edges of the panel. For the background I used the Textile Cuttlebug folder and inked the bottom inside plate with Chocolate Chip ink. Next I placed my Kraft cardstock inside the folder and ran it through my CB upside down (the Cuttlebug logo is on the bottom instead of the top). I finished off with some sponging around the edges, a chocolate chip mat and some holiday striped ribbon on a classic cream card base.

Okay, I think I'm mostly done with my Christmas shopping - I just wish I could say that about my Christmas stamping! Seems I always leave that until the last minute! :)

14 comments:

Jacqueline said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the clear embossing of these flowers! The notched corners are an elegant touch! Perfection!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Holy Cow! This is beautiful. I can't believe you masked the flower and then embossed. You amaze me girlie!! I have lots of super thick grosgrain -this layout is perfect for them. I am gonna case today!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I love how you did the reverse embossing and then distressed it. I have to try that now. Also, I love that ribbon. I have tons of it but never know how to use it....do now. Thanks!

tiggertastic said...

lovely card, such lovely image

Sarah xx

Myrt said...

.....lovely card Julee - I like the notched corners - I never think of masking but I must - looks great!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Julee! Love the embossing....

Debbie said...

Stellar! You have such an amazing touch. TFS!

Brooke S said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed doing your challenges.. Thanks for taking so much time to put it all together... I nominated you for a little award....
Hugs
Brooke

Carin said...

Thank you for your beautiful work... even when I don't have time to blog I always checkout your blog... love it!

ronn said...

This card is so eloquent!!! I love the colors and the whole format of it. I have recently discovered your blog and I am so hooked! This is just so awesome!!Your work is just fab!!

Rhonda Kelly said...

Gorgeous card! I love it, thanks for sharing. you did a fabulous job.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh Julie, this is so beautiful! Love these colours and that ribbon is so perfect!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OK, I have searched the internet far and wide... where did you get that ribbon and who makes it??? I simply have to order some!!!

Shirley said...

I love the flowers and the colors too! Lovely card!