Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A CASED Christmas Card

When I saw Dawn McVey's post about her card on the cover of the new Papercrafts magazine, I was fascinated by her colors of Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet. I just had to try it, and since I needed Christmas cards I made a Christmas card. I totally cased her card. I didn't have much time to think about layouts and all that, so I just went with hers. I love the way it turned out. I used the pine needles and cones backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms as the background stamped in Pure Poppy on Berry Sorbet cardstock.
I had so much fun that I decided I needed to make a more masculine Christmas card with the same layout. I used the colors New Leaf and Smokey Shadow. I stamped the border with Background Basics: Spots and Dots on Kraft in Fresh Snow ink. The same background stamp was used on New Leaf cardstock stamped in Smokey Shadow. The image from 2008 Holiday Tag Collection is stamped in Smokey Shadow and the sentiment in New Leaf. I love how the tag matches the spots and dots border.

Thanks for stopping by!


The Wired Angel said...

These are stunning Karen.. great selection of colors. Very clean and classy look. Hugs from here to there, Peggy

Maria Matter said...

Karen, these are lovely as are your other Christmas cards! They have a wonderful fresh clean look!
Very inspiring!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Blessings, Maria

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very nice! I love them both. Great choice of stamps and color combos.

Merry Christmas,


Gina Lindsay said...

Both are great, but I love the darker colors on the second one. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Vicki said...

Wonderful cards, Karen! Love the color combos! Blessings to you!