Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sunday, September 05, 2010

Cherry Good Cheer

On my last post I shared a card I created using Mojo Monday's last sketch challenge. I don't think I mentioned that there was an option to do a square or a round version, but since I liked the sketch so well I decided to give the round sketch a try. This time I used one of my favorite Christmas sets...Good Cheer.

I used the Bigz Scallop Circle die to cut the base of my card. There is a little trick to that, so I'll explain how I did that: I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut to 9-1/2 x 4-3/4". Which was then scored and folded in half at 4-3/4. I positioned it on the die so that the fold was below 3 scallops, so that when it is cut you will have a scalloped card that opens and closes. I then cut another Scallop circle out of Cherry Cobbler so that none of the scallops were missing. That was adhered to the top of my base.

The Always Artichoke layer was cut with my Coluzzle and stamped using the holly branch image from this set. The wonderful old-fashioned Santa & reindeer image was stamped in Basic Brown ink on Very Vanilla. I watercolored it using my aqua painter and inks. Since the image ended up being rather large for this shape of card, I cut it out and layered it onto a square of Cherry Cobbler that I had stamped with holly. I then inked all the edges of my layers with Chocolate Chip ink for a vintage look.

To finish off the vintage look I used a bit of Chantilly Lace and embellished it with a "poinsettia" created by stamping the flower image from the Level 1 Hostess set Punch Potpourri and punching it out with the Boho Blossoms punch and adding an adhesive pearl to the center. Here is the sketch I used for this card and if you scroll down you can see my square version.
On my last post I had a comment from a new visitor to my blog which read in part, "Your card is great. While it may be pretty self explanatory, I sure wish you gave more details about the steps it took to make your card in your blog post."

Since the poster did not leave an email address nor do they have a blogger account, I have no way to contact them to find out what question(s) they had about my card, so I'm addressing it here. I always try to give the basic recipe or explain anything "I think" needs to be explained. However, many times I'm sure there are steps I assume stampers already know and skip them as not to bore everyone or in my rush to get a post published I may skip things as well. (sorry!) Many times I may show a technique that I have already explained before, so that I don't have to repeat myself I rely on "labels" (shown at bottom of post).

Just wanted you to know that I am always happy to answer any questions my readers may have regarding my projects, so feel free to email me directly (click the "contact me" button on right) or post your question & email address along with your comment.

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.



Pat's little corner of the world said...

Great card so the colors you used.....I like the roundness of the card...LOVE IT....
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Renee Ondrajka said...

I love this card. I've wanted this set for sometime, but have never gotten it. You just may have put me over the edge. Thanks!

Tracey said...

Love your card, it's beautiful! Thanks for the tip for using the scallop circle die.

melody said...

oh..i {{{HEART}}} that image! beautiful card chickie!

Cheri and Jim said...

Love the poinsettia flower detail!