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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Christmas Season....

is near! I really enjoyed working with this week's Sweet Stop Sketch.. but as I think I mentioned I was bit ambivalent about my card.. so I decided to try another one. I like this one much better. Lucky for me I had a Christmas image around... now I can officially say that I've started working on my Christmas cards :-) This card used the Season of Love set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I love silhouette images... I mean y'all know I love to color, but there is something so cool about silhouettes! I inked the image with Versamark and then inked over it with Memento Potters Clay. Once stamped, I covered it with clear embossing powder and VOILA.. Potters Clay embossing without a special color powder! I also added some raffia at the bottom becuase it made me think of hay in the manger. I am submitting this card for the Ribbon Carousel challenge this week as well  (RCC19). The challenge this week is anything goes :-) That is one of my favorite types of challenges. After I added the raffia, I wasn't sure if that counted as something that comes on a spool so I added a dab of gold and white wired ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: A Season of Love
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Pumpkin Spice, MME DP (Christmas 2010)
Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Versamark
Accessories: Nestabilities, embossing powder, nailheads, raffia, ribbon, corner rounder punch


Cathymac said... the colors and ribbon treatment on this beautiful Christmas card! I was drawn to your card in the gallery because I just purchased this stamp set and now I am anxious to ink it up! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Janice M said...

Alison I Love how this turned out!! Love the added raffia. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Alison. That is a precious images. The rustic looking paper looks great with the image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop. :o)

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! This is truly Lovely! Wonderful image and Love the Beautiful dp's you paired with it too! just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is simply beautiful!! Congrats on being featured this week and thank you for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Debbie Carriere said...

What a lovely card with a wonderful image!! Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!!