Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas is coming................fast!

I think it might be nearly time to hit the panic button! It's almost December and I still have lots of cards to make......eek! Inkurable Stampers November theme is to make a Shabby Chic Christmas project, so here's mine.


I started by inking up a Hero Arts distressed background stamp, firstly with light pink Hero Arts Shadow Ink, then swiping a darker shade of pink around the edges. I spritzed the stamp with a little water, then stamped it onto white cardstock. Once it was dry I stamped the Inkadinkado holly stamp onto it using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, then stamped the Firecracker Designs greeting in the bottom left corner. I trimmed around the shadow background and then distressed the edges and layered it onto some green Bazzil cardstock with distressed edges. The pink background piece is Cor'dinations cardstock which I've dry embossed with Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder and sanded the raised parts. I also distressed the edges of both background cardstocks. Other supplies are Kaisercraft rhinestones, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, white lace from my stash and a couple of staples.


Every year I say I will start my cards early so I won't have to rush at the last minute. I did actually start early, but didn't continue with them (sigh!). How are you all going with your Christmas cards?


8 comments:

Rossylalah said...

Lyn this card is just beautiful. Half my problem with making the Christmas cards is deciding what to do. You've inspired me with this one!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! So gorgeous and so Vintage looking Lyn!! I'm loving your colors!! :) Hope you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving and enjoy the weekend!!HUGS

Belinda said...

So pretty and soft with the inking!

Andrea said...

Beautiful soft colours Lyn! This is gorgeous for Christmas!
Andrea

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty!

laury55 said...

love your card, just wonderful with a gorgeous stamp

Beth said...

Lyn this is beautiful love the non-traditional pink color on your card.
Hugs
Beth

Kathi said...

Vintage loveliness in a beautiful non-traditional color scheme. I love all the pink and the great detail.

Fabulous!