Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmases of Days Gone By

Hi, everyone.

Boy, what a difference a day makes. Hope everyone is safe and sound following yesterday's weather.

The card below is inspired by two separate posts: this month's OWH Design Bootcamp lesson from Paula about using texture and this week's CAS-ual Fridays and Curtain Call's combined challenge. (Luckily, this digital camera pic turned out much better than my last few efforts! Maybe there's hope for me yet...)

Distress Ink core, Bo Bunny Father Christmas, Bazzill or AC cardstock
Stampin' Up! stamp and punch
dry embossing with Cuttlebug folder
heat embossing with Inkadinkado gold powder
Martha Stewart branch punch; Creative Memories oval cutting system
Really Reasonable Ribbon lace; Paper Studio brads
Tombow foam adheaives

The CAS-ual Fridays inspiration photo reminded me of a Currier and Ives or Norman Rockwell Christmas. So, it just felt right to pull out my remaining Bo Bunny Father Christmas papers and new Stampin' Up! old-fashioned ornament stamp set to create this holiday card.

Love the richness of the colors, the simplicity of the design, and all of the texture. (I know there's a  lot of tactile texture, not so sure about the visual texture.)

This card is going to OWH to send some holiday cheer to one of our deployed troops.

Parting Thoughts

Thanks again, Paula, for another wonderful Design Bootcamp. Your posts have been fabulous!

Looking forward to Wednesday's craft show at work. Hoping for lots of sales. After all,  girl's gotta do something to support her card-making hobby...   :)

Have a great rest of the week. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful card,Sybrina. A class act!!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

so lovely!

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love the deep red with the gold! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jessica Kephart said...

What a fabulous way to use a window card!! Simply CAS and LOVELY!Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Blog!

Jessica Kephart

Paula S. said...

Sybrina, you really captured a classic and rich feel in this design. Wonderful combination of textures and colors. The gold foil ornament is fabulous! Thanks for joining in. :)

Jody Green said...

Gorgeous card! I love the ornament and branch. You did a fabulous job on this.

Karen said...

such a pretty card...