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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Christmas in July.....Blog Challenge #57


....AND another in my Good-Bye Series!

This week was easy! I actually made this card last month for a Christmas in July swap that my upline hosted. This card is easy....as all holiday cards should be! After all, if we are going to mass produce them, they need to be fairly simple, don't you think? If they have 50 steps, you'll never get past the first card!! Or worse, simply won't finish (and send) those holiday cards!!


So, this features one of my very favorite Christmas/Holiday sets....and this set is one that I am truly going to miss! In fact, I probably will not part with it...so you just may see something else created with it here.


The evergreen spray....is it misletoe or holly? I have no idea!...just know that it's pretty and it looks nice on this card! Anyway, it was simply stamped into the Always Artichoke ink then the berries were colored with the Bravo Burgundy marker then stamped....and stamped again. That's how the 2-tone look was created. Although the greeting, Peaceful Wishes does not show up really, really well on screen, it does in person. It was simply stamped onto the stamped Always Artichoke background in Gold Encore....and, no, it is NOT embossed!


Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Flannel Plaid
Inks: Always Artichoke, Gold Encore, Bravo Burgundy (for sponging)
CS: Natural Ivory, Always Artichoke
Misc: Sponge, Bravo Burgundy Marker, Bravo Burgundy Narrow Grosgrain

Don't forget to take a little time to stop by and visit some of my sister bloggers. They are all so talented that it's always a special treat when you stop by and visit any one of them!

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

It's a beautiful card, Barb. Your mistletoe is wonderful and I love the flannel plaid as a background. Warm and inviting. Great job.

Barb Hardeman said...

Very nicely done Barb. I love that your card is so easy to do and is elegant at the same time.

thestampspot said...

Love the colours in this, such a pretty card - I can't believe you guys are going to lose this set. We still have it for at least another six months, thank goodness.

Take care
:)
Marcia

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Barbara! I love this set with the Flannel Plaid background! They look wonderful together! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Great Christmas card - I love the flannel plaid as your background.

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the country feel to it....perfect! {SMILES}

Connie said...

I feel the same way, Barb...this is one set I'm keeping. Great job! Very duplicatable (is that a word?) for making tons of Christmas cards!

Patti Chesky said...

Very pretty!! I like the different hues of the Always Artichoke on the mistletoe. Nice effect!!

Ida said...

Nicely done. Again (Peaceful Wishes) is a perfect holidays set. I also love the Flannel Plaid background and was sad to see it retire.

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love these colors. So soft and warm. Makes me wish for cold weather to snuggle by the fireplace!!

Suzanne said...

Great card. Love the colors.

Lori said...

Pretty! The two-toned stamping looks so nice here.

Regina Cornelius said...

i am really going to miss this set...you did a great job on this card! lovely!

Jeannette Swain said...

Hey Barb, great minds think alike! Love this set and also used it this week. Beautiful card as usual!

Chrissy D said...

This was definitely a popular set for this challenge! :) You did a wonderful job. Very lovely! YFS!

Sheryl said...

Love your card, Barb! Flannel plaid is so perfect with this set! Sad to see them go!

tonistamps said...

I love this Barb. It's probably my favorite set. I really like your mistletoe!

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