Monday, November 14, 2011

My 1st 2011 Chrstmas Card

WOW, I am becoming such a lazy paper crafter! I miss having time to color (it has been so long that I am kind of intimidated by it now, YIKES) Usually I make my Christmas cards a bit more complicated (for lack of a better word) that this one. Then I make about 5 different ones.

I don't really have photos of the ones that I sent on this blog, they are on my old blog, just some I made for challenges or something are here. You can see one here that I did send out where I was brand new to coloring. I only had Pro-markers, no Copics and blending was something I never even heard about, lol. You can't see the inside either, can see I spent lots of time coloring quite a few of them. have such time now!

Again, I used a Nicecrane Designs picture, as I have been doing quite a bit lately. I wanted a nice nativity scene that I did not need to color...of course. When I received an email of this new set, I was so happy that the perfect nativity scene was included with it.

I found this wonderful gold paper at Jo Ann's about an hour from my house. I only got one to make sure it matched well and it matched perfectly. Next time I go to my mothers (which happens to be tomorrow, yeah!) I need to stop there on the way and hope they have more.

I distressed the edges of the picture with some Viva Decor Inka-gold. I saw it at a not so local craft store and thought it looked interesting. Since it was a trial size, I figured I would give it a try. It is like a paste and I used my fingers to apply it. It is a bit different from the Krylon gold leaf marker I usualy use.

The sentiment is from the new SU set called The Sounding Joy. I just love the script and flourished of it. To get the ribbon to lay flat I just ran my ATG over the whole things. That worked really well at keeping it from popping up in the center. Gosh, look at the gold paper, lol, I just love it.

Can you see the "Joy" on the bottom of the front here? This is from the same SU set. I really like the gold on gold and it does show up a bit better in real life.
Boy, am I so glad for the spell check that Blogger has. I just can't spell even some of the simpler words! Can you believe I misspelled "finger"!!! bwaaa ha ha ha

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by
{{{HUGS}}} Sandy O


Besthobbyeva said...

Hello Sandy! I hope all is well. It has been a long time. I love, love the look of this card, so elegant that gold paper is just gorgeous. Such a nice touch with the word joy! Love it!


Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Sandy, so elegant, so unique,,,,love your gold accents,,,and all over the texture and the elegance on this card,,,,,very well done my friend

Favorite Favors said...

What a beautiful picture and so royally decorated!!! Outstanding!!