Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas 1950s Style - Part 2


Here we go again with my red-and-black-and-apricot scheme! I love the fact that I've used Halloween paper to make a Christmas card, it feels somehow like "setting things right". This is a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card that hinges at the top. I've glued the Night & Day DSP and the strip of red to the apricot base, then sponged around the edges with Creamy Caramel. I've also pulled a little of the Real Red into the black and white DSP. "Joy" and the holly leaves are from SU! chipboard I had stashed, which I've simply sponged with craft ink directly. It's backed with a piece from the Christmas Cocoa DSP (mini catalog). I glued the letters to the rectangle so that I could work with them as one unit, then centered it and made a light pencil mark to position the white snowflake rub-on (another mini catalog find) before attaching the joy rectangle.

One more sneaky trick. For my "brads", I've simply used the 1/4" punch topped with a dot of Crystal Effects. You can use a drop of Tombow, a dimensional, or pop dots to adhere them, depending on how high a profile you want them to have.

Enjoy playing with this one,
Kathy


All supplies Stampin' Up!

Paper: Almost Apricot, Real Red CS; Night & Day and Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP
Ink: Creamy Caramel and Real Red classic; Real Red and Sage Shadow craft
Accessories: 3/16" black gingham ribbon, Icicle Rub-ons, Chipboard elements; Crystal Effects

1 comment:

Jessica said...

This is wonderful. The peach colour is so surprising..but I really like it.