Sunday, October 12, 2008

Christmas Gift

Doesn't this card look just like a Christmas gift with a pretty bow?

The stamp set I used is Plaid Bow and Ribbon by Northwoods Rubber Stamps. One of the things I love about this set is that it could be used for any occasion. Actually, I also made a birthday card with it that I will post later this week.

I stamped both stamps twice on white cardstock using Onyx Black Versafine ink, and embossed with JudiKins Clear Detail embossing powder.

I colored the image using Tombow (water based) markers, then cut out each one.

The cardstock I used is Classic Red Prismatics . It's such a beautiful Christmassy shade of red. I used my Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture and design to the paper. The green note card is Classic Green Prismatics .

I cut one of the ribbons and made it two pieces for the vertical ribbon. Then I adhered the horizontal ribbon piece to the card. I took the one of the bows and cut the loops from it, adhering them under one bow to add dimension. Then I stamped just the center of the bow on a scrap of paper, colored it, and popped it up in the center using foam tape.

The sentiment is Northwoods Dash Merry Christmas . I used my rectangular Nestabilities to frame it.

Honestly, it was all I could do to MAKE myself not add other things to the tag, or the card. I wanted it to be simple, yet striking. Why is it so hard for us to quit while we're ahead? LOL!

I had a fabulous weekend. What that really means is that I got some stamping done! :-) Be sure to check back. I have a lot to show you this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Carol said...

This is STUNNING! It looks more like a gift than a card, but the way you colored the "ribbon" is just gorgeous!! The bow has so much depth that it looks real! Those Northwoods stamps are just incredible and you've certainly done this one justice! It's great!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, Michelle, this is a gorgeous card. I love the plaid ribbon and bow stamp too...LOVE Northwoods!!

SmilynStef said...

Oh my goodness ... the bow actually looks like it is popping out of the card ... such fabulous dimension.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Totally darling!! Love that bow!! But then again, I love anything Northwoods!! Love the argyle embossing also!! Too, too adorable!!

Atty said...

Wonderful card, simple yet so pretty. The bow does look real and has such dimension.

Elaine said...

Great Christmas card! That ribbon looks so real; it's a great image!

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