Happy Holidays

You would think I was in the Christmas mood with two Christmas cards in a row this week.  The first one, Lace Tree, I just had to play with the embossing folder once I got it.  This card is one of cards I made for my upline, Chris Shouse, to choose.  She asked me to design two Christmas cards for a training event in November.  I was asked not to post the ones that made the cut until after the training on November 8th.  So I can only show you this one and one other one we decided not to use for the training.

For this card, I used the crayon resist technique.  If you want to see how to create this technique or refresh your memory, click here to watch the video.  I wanted to use the new colors tulip and juniper for the Christmas red and green.  I love using different shades of red and green for Christmas cards and using non-traditional colors for Christmas too!  I made the background using a stamp image from the December word puzzle.  If you have not purchased any of the word puzzles, you should!  There are so many things you can do with them.  

The sentiment is from my favorite Gracious Greetings stamp set.  I stamped one side in juniper and then the other side in tulip for a two-toned look.  To finish the card, I used white daisy grosgrain ribbon and tiny, tiny square sparkles from the CTMH Idea Book.  I never use this size, so I thought I needed to for a change.  This card design is a lot like the one in my video, but if it works use it and use it and use it....LOL!

I had a request emailed to me today and I tried to reply, but my email was returned.  Here are the measurements to the Lace Tree card.  Sorry I couldn't email you personally.

Thanks for your nice comments!  I don't mind giving you the directions.  I am glad you liked the card.
This card is a 5 x 7 card, so that is why it is scored at 5 along the 10" side.
Here are the measurements:
Evensong Basic Collection pattern paper - 3 1/2 x 7
Cranberry cs 1 1 /2 x 7 and 3 7/8 x 5 7/8
Gold vellum 4 1/4 x 5 5/8
White Daisy cs 3 3/4 x 5 1/4
After I adhered the front pieces on the card base and put the ric rac on, I cut the scalloped edge along the side of my card with my fiskars cutter.  You can take whatever amount you want off the side.  It looks like I cut mine at 7/16.  I didn't measure it, I just cut some off.  I like how it matches the ric rac.
I hope this helps.  Let me know if you need anything else.
Happy Stamping! 

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Jeanne said...

What a lovely card! I like the non traditional colors. Can't wait to see the other one!

Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Hi Kim! What a simple, yet beautiul card! One of the girls in our CTMH club has the 'Lace Tree' embossing folder and now that I've seen it in use twice, and both cards are stunning, I'm on a hunt for my own!


dasimonds said...

Looks fairly easy...
Things seem to get hectic
this time of the year...
Nice to have simple..
and Beautiful Card to make!!