Thursday, September 16, 2010

Delightful Decorations

  I am planning for my October Stamp-a-Stack and will be showcasing cards that we will be making.  I try to keep the cards fairly simple so they don't take too long to make, but still keep them elegant enough that you can't wait to send them out to friends and family.  I also like to use products from both the Holiday Mini and Current Catalog so stampers get to try many different products.

I started with Always Artichoke for the card base.  Two extra large scallop circles were punched with Deck the Halls DSP and the three ornaments were stamped using the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  I layered two of the stamped punches over the DSP and the third one I centered in the middle.  A small pearl added some sparkle to the middle ornament .  The sentiment is from Snow Swirled Set.  Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler are really a nice color combination for Christmas cards and they match perfectly with Deck the Halls DSP. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Deck the Halls #120810 (Holiday Mini)
Ink:  Always Artichoke #105219, Cherry Cobbler #119669
Stamp Sets:  Delightful Decorations #116517, Snow Swirled #111690
Punches:  2 3/8" Extra Large Scallop Circle #118874, Ornament #119847
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247
Accessories:  Dimensionals #104430

Special thanks to demonstrator Shari Winterstein who directed me to Lee Conrey's site showing me how to make a "cheater light box" to help me get better pictures to post on my blog.   If you want to know how this is done you can go to Shari's blog at http://southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com/ and click on
her Sept. 15th post to take you to Lee's tutorial.

2 comments:

Shari Winterstein said...

First of all - this is a beautiful card! This is definitely CASE material! :))) Second, thank you for mention my blog on yours. I appreciate it very much. Thanks for blessing my day! :)

Shari Winterstein said...

PS: I looked at your blog earlier before posting on SC and I wondered if your picture had been taken in OUR new sophisticated light box! Doesn't it work great. Try some colored card stock or put a piece of DSP in the back and round it to hide the seam in the back. I tried a piece of 12 x 12 card stock and it popped right out and on the floor! No rounding with that guy! Thanks again for blessing my life.