Monday, August 18, 2008

Celebrate the Season - AVS12

I NEVER, Never, never, make Christmas cards in the Summer. I can't get into the spirit of the holidays when it's 90+ degrees outside. This is the first time I've ever made a Christmas card at this time of year. I loved Julee's sketch #12 for the Anni-VERVE-sary.

I used an embossed resist on the layer with the background stamp. I stamped the large background stamp with white pigment ink on white cardstock. I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used a brayer to apply Cranberry Crisp ink on top of the image. I wiped away the excess ink with a paper towel.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Background (JudiKins), So Many Scallops
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, white
Ink: ColorBox Silver, Cranberry Crisp, ColorBox Frost White
Other: Silver beads (Michael's), Scallop punch, clear embossing powder, foam tape, circle punches


Ericka said...

It is time to start on those xmas cards huh? sigh... I'm still moving my things to my craft room. I hope to be ready by the end of the week and start stamping again.


Doris said...

Making Christmas cards in summer makes me feel cool, so I start every July. Since I make 100 cards each year, it helps to get an early start. Stop by my blog for a peek at what I've been coming up with while waiting for the new SU stamps!