Greetings! I hope everyone had a fun time browsing lots of cardmaking blogs yesterday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. There is so much talent out there, isn't there!?! I have a card for you today to open a week of Christmas and Animals at the Card A Day Blog. From my title you probably guessed the central images on my card. Here's your first look:
I used a set from Stampin' Up called 'Beautiful Season.' I wanted to keep the card fairly simple because it is one of a set of cards I designed for some Girl Scouts to reproduce in a series of workshops. So the image of the Chickadee in the Holly Branch was stamped with no added coloring, but just a little inking around the edges for a slightly aged look.
In the next photo you can see the sentiment and a close-up of the banner piece which was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder in a design that echoes the holly of the central image.
The banner, as well as the card base and the design papers were inked a bit just like the main image piece. The inside of the card was left very clean, with only the sentiment stamped.
I love this sentiment. I think it can be used for many styles of Christmas and other holiday season cards.
In the last photo you can see the full front, with a good look at the design papers I used. I think it's a good-looking card, but still easy enough to make for inexperienced young card-makers.
Just for the sake of clarification, the red is simply background; it's not part of the card. (In case you were wondering.) This card fits a standard A2 sized envelope.
Hope you like today's little card. Here are (most of) the details:
Papers: Stampin' Up, K and Company
Inks: Memento 'Rich Cocoa', Tim Holtz Distress 'Antique Linen'
Stamps: Stampin' Up set 'Beautiful Season'
Corner Punch: Tonic
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'Holly Ribbon'
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