Thursday, June 26, 2008

Christmas in JUNE?

Ok, since I won't be here this weekend, I have two posts I am going to go ahead and send.

I didn't realize that Blogger doesn't allow you to schedule posts, (my other Blog on Word Press, does). That is what I had planned on doing.

YES...it IS time to think about those Christmas cards, believe it or not. If you are anything like me, it takes me weeks to come up with just the idea and then I need to start during the summer because if I wait till the actual holidays, it's just too dang busy and I don't get them done in time or at all.

So, with that in mind, I decided to try and come up with one idea a month. Then, have a Christmas class each month to get them done. That's the only way I will make myself sit down and work on them and have them ready by the first of December.
I made this card using TAC's new Christmas set called "Joy of Christmas". It is a set of 7 and three of the stamps in the set coordinate with a couple of our Clever Lever punches so that makes it even more fun. I stamped the JOY with Palette L'Amore Red.

I used one of the stamps from the Butterfly Swirls set as a background on the green DCWV card stock and stamped in Versa Mark then used my sander to bring out the image.

I also made one stamping Joy with Palette Jardin Moss.
And, I did one stamping it with Gold Brilliance pad and embossing it with Gold embossing powder.
Not sure I like the embossed one. I think another layer in between the red and green would have helped and a different stamp sanded on the green. Oh well, I still have plenty of time before Christmas ;-)

5 comments:

  1. these are really pretty, Char!

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  2. Love this Christmas stamp set. Your cards look great!

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  3. So pretty. I love this stamp embossed in the gold.

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