September 27, 2007

Don't try this at home!

Okay, so it's not really Merry, but it sure is bright! I'm not a big Christmas card maker, (we send out New Year cards), and I don't care for the whole "red & green" bit around the holidays, but I had so much fun with this simple card. This was the first thing I made when I received my newest Papertrey stamps last week. I like non-traditional holiday colors, and this pink CS from Bazzill was just crying to be used!
I LOVE how the branch looks when stamped on textured paper...more realistic! I used a white gel pen to add snow to the branch and highlight it a bit.
Here's a closer view:
I stamped the ornaments on whisper white CS and cut them out. After gluing them to the card base, I used a versamark marker to "color" the entire ornament and then embossed with a clear glitter EP. It raised them a bit more and added a nice sparkle too. I used gold EP to emboss the hanger part, and I also white embossed the sentiment "Merry & Bright" onto the wide grosgrain ribbon. That didn't work as well as I planned, but I left it anyway because I liked the concept!
PP is from Basic Grey...not sure which collection, but I think an older one, ink is Palette Hybrid and Ranger Distress, ribbon from my stash, EP from Sparkle n Sprinkle.

17 comments:

Marlou said...

excellent, love the colours :)

Shannan said...

DANA! This is stinkin amazing! Love the snow...love the ornaments...the embossed ribbon... EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Ooh! This is so pretty! I love the pink! It makes me kick myself for not ordering this set!

Karen O said...

Beautiful card! And I am pretty sure the paper is the BG Romani line :)

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome, love how you did the ornaments and embossed the hangers, the snow on the branch look so realistic. Fantastic.

Pegg S said...

What a fantastic card! I love the snow on the branches and the embossed ornaments.. SOOO pretty!

malieta said...

I love the colors and the embellishments are awesome Dana. You did a great job with this card!
Malieta:)
BTW, the snow on the branches is so realistic, I love it!
Malieta:)

Eleanor said...

Awesome card! I love the colors.

Dawn said...

love love love the snow the ribbon the texture on the branch..everything.it's just fab

Lynda said...

Great card Dana! I love the non-traditional colors!

~Lynda

Rose Ann said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the added snow and pretty colors!

Samm said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!

Samm
x

Dee said...

Oh my Dana this is gorgeous!! I love the snow and ribbon. I just love it:) I hope your feeling better.

Karen S said...

I *love* how you put snow on those branches. I need to buy this PaperTrey set so I can CASE that idea. Nice job!

Em said...

Completely love the bright fab colours you've used on this card - think I'll be having a pink christmas this year too!

Heidi said...

Very pretty I love the non-traditional colors for the holidays!!
Smiles!

moster said...

I LOVE the snow on your branch -- it looks fabulous! And, of course, I LOVE your color scheme. Anyone can do red and green, pink and green is much more hip!
-moster