Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thursday Throwdown card...on Tuesday!

FINALLY! I've been so behind in blog challenges, and finally got a chance to do something for Colleen's Thursday Throwdown, which was to make a holiday card. Fun!

I borrowed some sets from some AWESOME local SCS'ers / Stampin Up demos to make samples for Christmas cards...and this one I just love. I used the Wanted set (thanks Christy!!!) which I now REALLY MUST OWN, and retired Snowflakes (thanks Chris!!) that I just recently sold on Ebay. lol

I based my design on my card here in case it looks familiar to you. I wish I had the snowflake embossing folder for my Cuttlebug, but I digress. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

The card base is Papertrey White Stampers Select cardstock with a Real Red panel embossed with the D'Vine Swirls CB embossing folder. I rubbed my Palette Hybrid Noir inkpad on the edges to make them stand out a bit.

How yummy is that image from the Wanted set?? Using my Real Red & Old Olive Stampin Write Markers, I colored the image, huffed, and then stamped in the corner. I then masked it and stamped the tiny snowflakes from the Snowflakes set in Soft Sky. The last step was to stamp the Merry Christmas (from All Holidays). I wanted the black to be really rich when I embossed it, so I stamped first in Versamark, then in Palette Hybrid Noir, and then on my Cardstock. (A little trick I learned from AmyR!) Then I embossed with my Black detail EP. I then rounded 2 corners, matted on Basic Black and Old Olive and stitched around the edges for extra OOMPH. The wide black silk ribbon (from May Arts) really polished off the look I think...I tried other colors but this one was the definite winner. Popped the main image up on Pop Dots and all finished!


Stamps: All holidays, Wanted, Snowflakes
Paper: Papertrey White, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Palette Hybrid Noir, Soft Sky
Accessories: Real Red & Old Olive Stampin Write Markers, Corner Rounder, Black embossing powder, heat tool, Sewing Machine & Thread, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder, Silk Ribbon by May Arts

18 comments:

Shadowcatcher said...

Just beautiful, Chickie! Love the layout, the colors, the stitching! You da bomb!hl

Dana said...

Oh gosh Shannan, I'm drooling all over this card! I've never wished I had markers so much before. I have the Wanted set and I just can't make it look like this without markers! Boo hoo.
That ribbon is yummy, and I like the tip on color embossing...gonna try that soon.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS Shannan! Love how you made that Wanted stamp look Christmas-y! Very cool!

Carol Dunstan said...

great card! I love the Wanted stamp done in red and green!

Flossie's Follies said...

beautiful. love how you used that image from the wanted set

Mercy said...

what a beauty! awesome job! i may have to case this one!

AJ said...

yup, this is a keeper! Love the colors! great layout too!! ;)

Suzy said...

have thought to use the Wanted set as a Christmas stamp? Fantastic idea -it looks so awesome!!

ps I have Boss Lady stamp on the way can you believe it? The owner is sending me one yayayayayay.

You are such an enabler :P

jodene said...

I agree it's a keeper. Great card!

My Paper World said...

Very yummy image! Love how youve put it all together, it looks gorgeous!

Colleen Schaan said...

This whole card is a winner! I love how you used that wanted stamp! Adorable card...thanks for playing!

Bethany Paull said...

This feels so modern-chic. I love it. The two rounded corners, the offset main panel are perfect. Love your stitched "oomph" too.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card, I love this! Wanted is an awesome set and the colors you chose are great! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Beautiful card, Shannan!! I love all the textures and the way you rounded only 2 of the corners!! And I keep seeing everyone using their sewing machine.........I just don't have to room to pull mine out!! Aaach!! You're going to make me do it, aren't you?? Hahaha!! Great job and thanks for sharing!

jacksonbelle said...

OOOH SOOOO Pretty!!! I just LOVE this! I especially love how you turned that western stamp into Christmas! Can you say CASE! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful and such a lovely Christmas card!

Tex said...

Dynamite! I just love this 'little bitta country' Christmas card!

~Tex

Jen said...

I absolutely love this card!!! It just pops. I love how you made wanted into something for Christmas.

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