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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sketch Challenge 191

If you can believe it ALL of my kids are sleeping right now! I know I'm as shocked s you are! They needed it, they have been going like crazy lately! So this gave me a chance to stamp something during the day...then it's off to do more laundry...FUN FUN FUN! Here is my card!

I know it's still August, but I just can't help thinking about Christ

mas already! The leaves have started to change and some have even dropped! (Probably from the lack of rain we've had this month!) but it's making me think sweaters and hot chocolate and that I'm already behind on my Christmas shopping! LOL

So when I saw todays sketch on SCS I know I had to make a Christmas card...never too early to tstart designing them!

For my card I used Ridding Hood Red as my base and the yummy new Christmas paper Holiday Treasures...aren't those colors just gorgeous! I then used my Top Note die (exclusive to SU!, available Sept. 2nd to everyone) and cut it out of natural white cardstock. I then cut off a side and one end and stamped the trees in Chocolate chip craft ik and added Iridescent Ice embossing powder...the trees are sooooo shimmery! inked the edges and punched a hole with my Crop-a-dial and threaded chocolate taffeta ribbon through the jumbo eyelet!

I then attempted to do the faux embossing challenge from monday ...using the white craft ink and a classic ink over that...it seems that you DO need a stamp-a-majig...or at least a clear stamp to get this technique just right! Ohh well I am happy with the card and someone will be happy to recieve it...it's not a mistake! It's Hand Crafted!

What you'll need:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Holidays & Whishes
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Ridding Hood Red, Craft White
Paper: Holiday treasure designer paper, ridding hood red cs, natural white cs
Accessories: Crop-a-dial, Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Taffeta ribbon, Sizzex die Top Note, Cuttlebug, Sponge, Iridecent ice embossing powder, heat tool, Powder Pal, scor-pal

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Alice said...

This card is adorable. I really like papers and trees. Where do you take that beautiful red paper? I am thinking about Christmas too! I will post some Christmas' works in the next days!

Shelly said...

Silvia, this is gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Silvy, I love these trees! Awesome fancy edges too!

Lisa said...

So pretty! I love that top note die! I didn't think I needed it and now of course it's BACKORDERED! LOL! Guess I'll have to be patient.... HA!

JAR said...

Just beautiful, Silvia!

Sandra Shimizu said...

Silvia, another beautiful card, what a great idea to use ribbon and eyelet!