11.29.2012

First Christmas

I've got another card for the Dynamic Duos challenge.  I started making this one just after I made the first one, but ran out of time to finish it.  Thankfully, I think I have it done in time to enter their challenge.  (with a few minutes to spare) 


Here is the challenge, in case you want to join in, or see what their next challenge will be.



I'm in love with this color combo for Starry Nights.  In fact, I would like to make another card with sponging to create a night sky.  Perhaps another day.  The only problem is that I haven't mastered taking pictures of these colors.  Trust me, this card looks so much better in person.


After I made the card front I decided to make it into a "stand-up" card, but I didn't have time to search the web for instructions, so I just "winged it".  The result?  It sits too low.  It still looks good, but I came up with a solution that is really pretty.


I took a large basic rhinestone and put it in the center of my card.  Now it can sit up a little straighter.  :)



When I first saw this stamp set in the SU catalog I wanted to try making it with silver embossing powder on Midnight Muse.   Next time I am going to try it with other SU blues to see which one I like best.  This card looks complicated, but it's not too difficult to put together.  I can see using this as my Christmas card this year. 

One last look at the card when it is shut.  It lays fairly flat for mailing.  If you look close you will be able to tell that I need to re-ink my versamark pad.  It's running dry, and I have refill ordered, but I think it still looks ok thanks to the "cutouts" in the stamp itself.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Recipe:
Stamps: First Christmas
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versamark, Midnight Muse
Misc.: Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits



First Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
First Christmas

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
Apothecary Accents Framelits




6 comments:

laughadaisy said...

This is lovely. I love the stand-up card, and I love how you cleverly used the gem to help it stand better. Very nice! Glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

Christina Barnes said...

Hi Heather, very clever way of using the die cut shape, and I love that you have made a "stand-up" card. Lovely! Thanks for joining in with us at Dynamic Duos.

Nathalia O'Connell said...

This is such a cool card. I love the colors and that it flips up. Great job!

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this gorgeous Christmas easel design!! Beautiful card and message!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful stand up card. I've always wanted to make one of these. Maybe someday I'll find the time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this with us at Dynamic Duos.

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a clever way of cutting that die!