Thursday, 24 October 2013
Peaceful Christmas In Blue CTS#50
Finally! I've made my first Christmas card for the year. Compared to the rest of my team mates, I'm WAY behind, but never mind - I'll get there I'm sure.
As usual, I began with a sketch. Chrissy Larson at CAS(E) this Sketch provided the inspiration, and plenty of creations are on display there. This stamp set, Calm Christmas was on back order but luckily mine shipped during the week. Last night I played about with several shades of blue: Soft Sky,Tempting Turquoise,Island Indigo and Marina Mist.
The 2½ inch circle punch came in handy for creating the peephole in two layers of Soft Sky card (one at a time) and then I dry embossed the top layer with Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. The Peace greeting is only a part of one that is included with Calm Christmas, because I wanted the banner to be a little narrower. It has been stamped onto vellum and attached with mini glue dots finished off with pearls.
I thought I'd include a shot of the inside just in case you wanted a better look at the inside. Really loved making this card, think I will work on a quick and easy version for a Stamp-a-Stack class early in December.