Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Finally starting my Christmas cards

Well by this time last year I was almost finished with my Christmas cards. I typically join in on the Christmas card challenge over at Splitcoast stampers (SCS), but with new work responsibilities this past March, I have had very limited time. So . . . here is the first card of the season. First off I must say the tea dye ink that makes the image look old fashioned isn't quite that dark on the left as it looks in the photo, couldn't tame it down in PhotoShop without making the rest of the card lighter. Ahh well, you get the idea. (wink)
This card was actually created from a Christmas card kit, which I received in a swap I was in with some great friends over at SCS. This one came from Monkeymama aka Angela. I just love this stamped image. There are so many things you can do with it. I chose to just keep a little bit of color by coloring the holly leaves green and then sponging on some tea dye distress ink from Ranger products. The cs colors used were hunter green and bravo burgundy from Stampin Up, and the dp Angela included in the kit were Stampin Up, so I knew they would match perfectly. I added the brads (albeit a little crooked I noticed after punching the holes), ribbons and some of my favorite K and Company half pearls. One down at least 49 more to go. lol :)

Hope you are all having a GREAT week! Thanks for stopping by!


Lorie said...

This is lovely Kelly! I need to get seriously started on mine!

Kristine said...

Beautiful Kelly! :) Love that old postcard style you created here. I've made a total of ONE Christmas card so far...EEEKS! I really need to get started on more, but I get bored using the same old stamps year to year! LOL. ALthough I DO have some images peeps have sent, maybe I should put them to good use, huh? LOL

Hope you have a wonderful day!! :)

Carmen O. said...

Oh Kelly, what a beautiful card! I love the vintage look.

I don't get my cards done too early myself, but try to think of them ahead of time. LOL Doesn't work very well when you're making them as they're arriving!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Really gorgeous!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous card, Kelly! I really like that image and your DPs complete the elegant theme. Now I need to use a few more of those kits because they are SO helpful!

Donelda said...

what a nice christmas card!! I love the distressed look of it!! I have only about 6 cards made so far but my goal is to get more done over hte coming weeks!! Last year I left it til the last minute and drove myself insane!!