Friday, November 25, 2011

Non-traditional Christmas Card

Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper is a great alternative from what I consider a traditional Christmas card, meaning using other colors than the standard green and red.

Going really non-traditional, my card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, followed by a layer of Soft Suede that was cut out using the Movers & Shapers Holiday Windows ornament die. The cut out shape is slightly larger than the coordinating Ornament Punch therefore the punched piece of DSP layers nicely in the cut out image.  I added some retired silver cord for my hook, and placed a rhinestone in the center for added embellishment.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding was layered on as well, with another piece of Frostwood Lodge DSP.

I was looking to add a larger stamped sentiment to the bottom corner, and found the Holiday Greetings in the Sincere Salutations Set.  I often forget that my holiday sentiments are scattered throughout other sets, and not just with the Christmas Stamp Sets.  I think after the holidays I need to place small stickers on those sets so I get the most out of what I have.  Sincere Salutations was one of the first sets I purchased when I started stamping years ago, and I am glad that it continues to be part of the Idea Book and Catalog.  It has so many great sentiments for several occasions, and is a great value considering all that it can be used for.

The following were used:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Suede #115318
Designer Series Paper:  Frostwood Lodge #124002
Stamp Set:  Sincere Salutations #115068
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler #119669
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding #120992
Accessories:  Big Shot #113430, Movers and Shakers Holiday Windows #16821, Movers and Shapers Curly Label #114506 (used the die base)
Punch:  Ornament #119847
Embellishment:  Rhinestone #119246

1 comment:

Patti said...

Cute card Eileen. I, too, love that stamp set. It was one of the first ones I bought also. May it live forever!!