Saturday, 29 October 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

I came up with this idea after figuring out I'd need a slew of Christmas cards this year to send to our customers at the shop.  Each card only took a couple of minutes and IRL... they look really kewl!  The lighting in the dining room wasn't cooperating and my photog skills don't show this off well at all but here goes!


I used a brass stencil for this and coloured it with a large stippling brush.  Starting with Adirondack Dye Ink Aqua, stipple all over.  Next stipple on Adirondack Pool to the outer edges and work inward.  The last step is to stipple on Adirondack Dye Ink Stream to the outer edges. 

I thought it needed a bit more sparkle so used some Smooch!  perfect!  The cardstock is Staples 110 pound and scored 1/4 inch around the image.  Sentiment is stamped in Turqouise from Stampin' Up! and heat embossed.  Voila!

Have fune trying something like this.  I'm going to experiment with other colour combinations as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Sheree





11 comments:

NancyD said...

Nice! Your customers will love it. NancyD

Holly said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Think of all the different colors you could use with this stencil. Ooooohhh!!! Thank you for sharing this!

Reflections from Granny said...

Sheree, gorgeous, and easy??? Well I can tell not for me, but I just love it! Your cards keep me mesmerized for hours, it's a fun zone to be in when the hubby wants something I know I can just come here and relax looking at those pretty cards.

Hugs, Lori m

Elly said...

A very nice card Sheree!! Such a good idea!

Holly said...

This is stunning Sheree! I don't think I'd be able to make a lot of these in a short time though. You must stipple like a mad woman!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I love the CAS design, colors and inking! Stunning!

Myrna said...

Sheree
Wow this is gorgeous. Sometimes simple makes such a great statement!!! Of course, using the gorgeous aqua colors make it easily a favorite of mine.
Myrna

Gail said...

Beautiful colors!
It's spectacular!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheree your card is magnificent. Beautiful simple elegance that is gorgeous.

Victoria said...

Love the color combo. I also love that stencil!

Susan Sieracki said...

Really amazing looking card.