Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Welcome Christmas

This is a fun card we made at a Stampin' Up Workshop I attended back in October, hosted by a friend's mom. I confess, I really don't think much of the circle set overall, but it really works for this kind of card. And, while it may look complicated, it was actually pretty easy to make. We started by stamping one of the circle designs randomly across a white front. Next, another circle pattern was stamped on small squares of white, colored with markers, then punched. A slightly larger green circle for matting was punched for each.

We then punched two word windows and cut them in half to use for the ornament hangers. Small holes were pierced in the round end (you can use a thumb tack if you don't have a hole piercer), and cording tied at back. Next, the red border was punched and then the greeting stamped in silver ink. The other end of cording was positioned across back and adhered with Scotch tape so that the "ornaments" would hang down as desired, and then the red piece was adhered across top of the card. Pretty easy peasy! I would be tempted to use this for next year's cards, were it not for the fact a friend is already planning her cards around this design. Except, if I know her, the ornaments will be shades of purple instead of red and green.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Heard From the Heart (Stampin' Up)
Paper: White, Real Red, Green (SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Silver
Accessories: SU Markers, Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Silver Cording


Jana said...

I can attest to the fact that this card came out very pretty. I love mine. :)

Heather said...

I'm glad you like! *g*