Thursday, September 18, 2008

Founder's Swap Card

Yes, I really did make 135 of these cards. Good thing I LIKE it so much!

We were directed to create a holiday card and make enough for all the demonstrators who were attending. The funny thing is, I didn't use a true "holiday" stamp set to create it.

I really love it when I can use my everyday stamps for special occasions and this card showcases that very well. Stamps are really very versatile, we just have to think outside of the box sometimes.

The card base is Kiwi Kiss cardstock and it's layered with Riding Hood Red and a piece of Holiday Traditions DSP. The pretty berries on the Riding Hood Red are from a stamp set I received at Convention for FREE (gotta love that!) called Kindred Spirits. I always thought this particular stamp reminded me of Nandina berries which my Mom always used for decoration at Christmas time. So, I just inked it up in Riding Hood Red and stamped away!

The greeting is from Holidays and Wishes, a mixed occasion greeting set. The Merry Christmas stamp was just the right font for an elegant touch and it fit perfectly in the NEW Wide Oval punch! Yippee! So, I stamped a bunch of these (ok, Lissa, you did help - thank you muchly!), punched them out, sponged the edges in the same ink and added the Green Rhinestone brad. It's mounted on dimensionals for pop. Lastly, I added the New Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (I've already gone through 6 rolls of that ribbon! LOVE it! Trust me, you NEED it!) and Voila - finished card!

This could easily be stepped up by embossing the berries or using some glitter as well. Lots of possibilities, but keeping it simple allowed me to create many of these and it didn't kill me to do them!

How many Christmas Cards do YOU need this year? Be sure to check out my Christmas card classes on my Fall Schedule (check the link on my sidebar). I still have openings and there is a class for all levels of stampers. It's fun and painless - really!

Stamped blessings,
Robin

3 comments:

  1. Wow!!! I love your card. I bet you were pooped after making that many.

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  2. Beautiful card, Robin! I'm sure that everyone loved it! I hope you're having a great time in UT!

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