Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3

For today's card, I used the same faux letterpress technique that Kristina used for her Day 3 card. This was the first time that I'd seen this technique and I was quite intrigued by it. It was super simple and I really liked doing it. I didn't have the same type of ink that she used, so it doesn't have the super smooth finish that is in the original card;  but I rather like the faded background, I think it adds another element of texture. With the focus being on the background, there really isn't a need to have much more than a sentiment with it. Again, this is from a set of stamps from Michael's.
You'll see I use those a lot in these holiday cards. I will definitely be buying some new holiday stamps for next year! This color combination of Aqua, Red and White is one of my favorite holiday color palettes. The ribbon is from Michael's and just happened to match perfectly. This is one of my favorite cards in the series. It could easily be made for multiple cards.
Ok, so that's all for today. See y'all tomorrow!

Challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie: Let it Snow
Papertake Weekly: Christmas
Ribbon Carousel: Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Circles
Christmas Challenges: Winter Holiday
Cooking it Up with Katie: Ink, Punch, Embossing
The House that Stamps Built: Christmas with snowflakes
Whimsical Designs: Add texture


8 comments:

Dora said...

These are beautiful, love the embossing and colour combo xxx

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!! Thank you SO much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge.

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Dori! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up with Katie. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Yolanda said...

Terrific Clean and Simple card! Thanks for joining us in the Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Jacki Randolph said...

Very pretty,with the sponged ink on the embossing background. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie.

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Carolina said...

Very pretty :-)Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week.


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