Friday, December 7, 2007

Wintergreen Christmas

I have to bring 6 cards to our ladies group at church next week. They are going the Priest and Deacons of the parish and their Christmas gift from the Ladies' Guild. Normally they just go and buy cards, but of course I am going to make them. I have had all the new Designer Series Paper I just got sitting on my desk. It is time to use some. I thought "Wintergreen" would give a nice soft feeling to the cards for this occassion.
The first card feels incomplete, but I will show it to you anyways. It would tear the card to fix it. I may make another one today, the way it should be.
The card base is Sage Shadow. I stamped in Versamark the Angel and Frame from Holy Triptych on Whisper White. I then embossed it in Silver EP. I colored it with Soft Sky, Yo-Yo Yellow inks and an aqua painter. I also color the hands with my tan Watercolor Wonder Crayon and embossed the wings with Iridescent Ice. I cut it out and mounted it on a simple matting of Certainly Celery and some Wintergreen DSP. The White Taffetta ribbon adds a little something simple. It needs a tone on tone swirl (maybe Baroque Motifs) in the upper background. The main image panel is on dimensionals. I did emboss a sentiment on the inside. Do be careful if you emboss the inside on your cards. They may impress to the other side when you close the card. Place a piece of velumn or tissue to protect the embossing if mailing.
For the second card, I kept with the Wintergreen colors. I used a layout from the SCS sketch challenges last week. This card was simple to make and took minimal materials. The main card base is Whisper White. The two DSP strips are 4" x 1-1/8". The Lovely as a Tree image is stamped in Always Artichoke. I thought it look beautiful on its own, so I did not distress the edges at all. I did frame it with 4 simple silver brads. (Gosh I love my Crop-A-Dile) It is then layered on a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock. Again I stamped a sentiment on the inside. This time in ink.


dd2njoy said...

Love that dp it's very nice and that angel stamp...oh so pretty!

Stefanie said...

Love these! Especially the tree card. Lovely!