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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink November 2012 Blog Hop

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 It's been a Christmas workshop here, as I'm trying to create many cards, gifts and tags for the holidays. I've been sewing, quilting, knitting and card making for the last few weeks, but decided to try out Papertrey Ink's November Blog Challenge. (details can be found here)
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When I first saw the challenge pictures, I was at a loss ... but after deciding on the bottom left red/green/cream cover design  (since it reminded me of Christmas, and that's where my brain is right now!!) I looked through my Christmas and holiday stamps to find some direction.



* My card uses Love Lives Here: Holiday (sentiments) and the tree, present, Santa and wreath images from Believe. 
 * The trees and sentiment were stamped directly onto the Vintage Cream card front and then coloured with copic markers. 
* The Santa, presents and wreath were stamped onto white card stock and then coloured with Copics, fussy cut and then arranged onto the front. Santa and a few of the presents were mounted with foam dimensional dots.
* The gold medallion stamp (Neat and Tangled Stamps) and the small "stars" (Framed-Out #7) were both stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder.
* The finished front panel was then mounted onto a Vintage Cream card base. 



* The inside sentiment was stamped and embossed and the present image was also added to the bottom corner.

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy hopping!!
Karen C.

19 comments:

Nancy Guse said...

I love this, beautifully done!!

victoria h said...

Gorgeous card - love the colouring and gold embossing.

artful-notions said...

Oh this card is lovely! Dimensions work beautifully.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a lovely vintage and classic card, Karen! Very well done!!

A Crafty Person said...

Fun Christmas card! Any person who receives this card is very special and lucky!!

angelabranon said...

Really lovely card. It's so serene.

Jacquie Southas said...

This is so pretty - love the folk Santa & the dimension on your card & details like the little gift inside always make me smile!

Teresa said...

Your fussy cutting makes the card so special. Love the onside too

Kim said...

So beautiful...so much incredible detail and our coloring is just amazing!

Joyce said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh you did good! You caught the vintage feel with awesome images!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous card ~ inside and out, Karen. Love the colors you picked up from the book cover!

Kelly Griglione said...

Karen, what a beautiful scene! Love your coloring, especially on the trees. Such a festive Christmas card!

maryrose said...

So pretty! Love the festive packages, especially the one inside the card...great touch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen I love your card, Santa and the trees are fabulous.

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is fantastic. Great layout using all those different stamp sets.

Marlena M. said...

I love the cream base and the dimension you achieved here~very elegant, Karen~

Leigh said...

Lovely! Congratulations on winning the blog hop, Karen!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate on the blog win, Karen! Yipee!!