Wednesday, 16 September 2009

A little bit of Christmas

I'm starting to think about Christmas cards - never too early, but if I don't start making them soon I'll be sending out shop bought ones and we can't have that!

This is one that is inspired by a card I saw on SplitCoastStampers some time back - it uses one of my favourite sets - Pocket Sillhouettes - and in a clever twist (cleverness courtesy of the talented lady on SCS, and if I can find a link to her card I will add it) it is turned into a Christmas card by stamping in Christmassy colours around in a circle to form a Wreath - I've used Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red and Gold Embossing Powder. I've added a punched out circle, covered in our brand new red glitter (available in the new catalogue - due out 1st October), it's not really showing up in the photo but it's beautiful stuff, very intense colour, and a bit of Real Red 1/4" Gross Grain ribbon. The sentiment is from Basic Phrases and is embossed in White. The cardstock is Whisper White, Real Red and Chocolate Chip. I don't think this is quite how I want it yet but it's a good start!


EmmaC said...

Love this card, Vicki, thanks for sharing with me!

Elizabeth said...

OOOhhh spooky - I made something very similar today - we must have been inspired by the same SCS image. It is a great way to use Pocket Silhouettes isn't it. I love how yours turned out.

I have linked to your blog on the ILWS links on my blog, so I will be back to visit regularly now :)

Karen said...

WOW thats just stunning !!! must go buy that set now LOL

Shaz said...

Wow love this, really lovely idea, will try this.

Shaz xxx