Saturday, September 22, 2007

"Happy Holidays" card

I'm trying to get together some cards to sell. This photo might be a little washed out from the flash, but I couldn't wait to finally put a Christmas card on here. It's a simple design, but exciting for me, 'cause I finally got enough bravery up to make a card with circles. Big whoop, hey? I was trying for a less boring layout. I used the punch with this set before and liked the results. I always forget that the whole stamped image doesn;t have to show, lol. AND belive it or not it's not my usual monochromatic (blue) colour scheme: three whole colours not including the neutral, muhahahaha!?! ("Small things amuse Small minds") hehehe ;0) Perhaps I have breathed in too many 'Crystal Effects' fumes...?

Supplies for this card: main card is "Blue Bayou" Cardstock; with Chocolate Chip cardstock embossed with chocolate chip craft ink and clear e.p.; "River Rock" circle and "Naturals Ivory;" Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon; white signo gel pen(dots around circular mat); Main white scalloped image embossed chocolate chip bloom from the "Oh So Lovely" current hostess set--coloured in with blue bayou ink on a blender pen, beaded with crystal effects and clear beads (from Dressew.) The phrase is from a retired hostess set called warmest regards.

I think I might make a few that have just generic phrases, or does it look too Christmasy? What kind of Christmas colour is brown, huh?

Thanks for Checkin' this out,
:0) Mel


Maria said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your card. The embossed background is fabulous. It ties in so well with scalloped circle design! Great job!

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Corie said...

What a beautiful Holiday card -- especially love your colors!!

~* Tracy *~ said...

I love the colours you've used too. And your chocolate embossed background just looks sumptuous! Yum! And the little clear beads are darling too :)

Kim Etherington said...

The taffeta ribbon looks good in the picture.. I have found that on scs too when seeing it... just didn't in person. Love to see some with the sleigh full of toys set!!! It's so cute!