Monday, December 8, 2008

Merry Christmas Cluster

It's such a shame that I am just now getting around to using this gorgeous stamp, because I LOVE IT! It's Inkadinkado's Merry Christmas Cluster .
All of the stamp was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, except the bird. I colored him/her with a marker, then stamped on Neenah Natural White cardstock. I colored in the flowers and holly with Tombow (water based) markers.

The stamped image was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities die. To make the green frame, I cut and embossed two of the same size using Herbal Green Prismatics dark. You can see from the photo that I cut a piece out of the center of one lengthwise, and another piece out of the other one horizontally.
This is what the back looks like after I adhered it to the main image. You will notice that each of the four corners is exposed, which frankly, I like. It's a little different look, but still attractive, and a good fit.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is Northwoods Wishing You Peace . I stamped it with VersaMark ink, then embossed with JudiKins Malachite embossing powder. I used a scrap of the Wassill designer paper on the inside just to make it a little more special.

The poinsettia Primas were found at my local Michael's, and the red cardstock is Blush Red Dark Prismatics .

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate each of you and your thoughtful comments. I will be back soon. Until then....

15 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very clever how you made that frame!!

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous colored card! I love how you did the frame too, neat idea Michelle!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

OMGosh...Michelle...that is absolutely brilliant!!!! I love it!! And your card is SO beautiful!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oooo, I love how you did the Nesties! What a great idea, and I agree, the corners look great this way. Beautiful card!

Carol said...

This is a wonderful card with a great stamp! I LOVE how the sentiment is embedded within that bouquet of flowers! It's quite unique and very pretty to look at! I love the colors you used too - a very pretty card Michelle!

Karolyn L said...

Michelle, that is an absolute stroke of GENIUS how you've stacked that Nestie. I've been trying to figure out how to layer the new Nesties, and it looks like you've figured it out for me!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!! LOVE that framing idea too!!

leenda said...

Beautifully done! I receive your postings from Feedblitz but recently it only shows text & no pictures. Bummer!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh you are so clever, thanks for the tip, i will be trying that.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! LOVE the little bird and LOVE what you did to make the frame!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Now that is the coolest idea yet! Love it, and I'm so glad you shared how it's done!

dpkennedy said...

Love how you created that frame! This is gorgeous!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card! I love the brightness of it all!

Joan Ervin said...

Beautiful, Michelle...I just love the frame you made and that image is sooo gorgeous!!! Hummm, I can't believe I don't own that one!!!

Karen from Ontario said...

Just beautiful.....clever too.
Merry Christmas.