Monday, August 27, 2007

First Christmas Card of the Year

One of my favorite things about stamping is the wonderfully creative people who see things as they really are not! This is a sunflower stamp from the Serene Sunflower Set. A friend of mine Toni from Toni's Adventures in Stamping made a card the other day using this as a wreath. I did not see it on her blog but there are other cards on there using this as a sunflower that are worth checking out. Anyway, I thought it was brilliant and decided to make one myself. My version uses Old Olive for the card base. I then made my next layer with Real Red. I wheeled the new Whimsy wheel in Real Red on the layer before I did faux stitching around the edges. Then I embossed the Merry Christmas from Many Merry Messages in white. The main image is stamped on Whisper White with Old Olive three or four times only re-inking once to get different generations of the color for depth. I used red sticklers for the holly and a small red piece of ribbon for the bow. This is then mounted on a square of Real Red and then to more Whisper White with five red brads to add weight to left side. It is my favorite Christmas card so far this year! Of course if you recall, it is my first so this will probably change. I am usually drawn to the bold red and white Christmas cards though.

Hope everyone has a great day!

5 nice people left a comment:

Pat Huntoon said...

Love the Wreath, Mary Jo! Great card.

Karen said...

very nice MJ!! hmmm...I see I will be CASEing this for some cards this year as well! :)

rozie640 said...

BEAUTIFUL, I absolutely love it and see why you are drawn to the red & white Christmas cards. I now have to find someone who has that Serene Sunflower set and borrow it just to make this card. Thanks for sharing.,

Barbara said...

This is lovely! Like you, I love red and white cards....and using the Sunflower stamp is just brilliant!

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