Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Card for my Darling!

I took some time out from working on my Pazzles Design projects to make a Christmas Card for my DH and I got my inspiration from a couple of the Splitcoast Stampers challenges for this week. The first one is for the Technique Lover’s Challenge (TLC193), “Decorative Circle Medallion” and the second is for the Ways to Use It Challenge (WT191), “Cutting Corners”. I made my own background paper for the red layer by stamping and then using clear embossing powder. I cut the circle using my Pazzles Inspiration, punched it with my corner punch and then embossed it using my Cuttlebug. The green outer circle was designed and cut using my Pazzles as was the text boxes. I did the text using Photoshop CS3 using the BrockScript font and then printed it using my Epson printer and the Matte Heavyweight setting. The black and gold beads in the corners were designed and made by me!
Finished Card Size: A7/5"x7"


Papers: GA Pacific White CS (painted gold), “Empress Emerald” Creative
Collection Metallic CS by Wausau Paper & Target Red Shimmer Finish CS

Stamps: Anna Griffin Flourishes Sets 2 3

Ink: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark”

Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Ranger “Heat It”, Cuttlebug

Accessories: EK Card Creator “Venetian” Corner Punch, Glitter Ornaments
Peel-Off Stickers by The Paper Studio, EK Decorative “Love x 3” Corner
Adorner, Offray “Oatmeal” Satin Ribbon, "Black Jewels" embossing powder by Old Town Crafts and "Detail Clear Transparent" embossing powder by Stamp-n-Stuff


MrsDB said...

Oooh I love that card Pam, love the gold embossed circle & background particularly.But I have to ask, how on earth did you make your own beads?!?!?! You are getting just too clever Miss Smarty Britches LOL.

Gibson_girl5 said...

Great card Pam! Your medallion cam out great and I love those beads. Your days of experimenting really paid off and I glad you didn't blow up your house discovering how to make them....! LOL


Southernbelle said...

This is just beautiful Pam! You are too good gf!

Shirley said...

Pam, your art is always just so wonderful. This is just so stunning and pretty too! I have an award for you on my blog and I hope you will accept it.

Daniel Askeland said...


You make the most beautiful cards!

Greetings from Daniel

E.T said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the gold!

The Country Rose said...

Sorry I haven't been around Pam- been so busy! This is just beautiful as always :).

tracy said...

ive had a look at your blog and its lovely

hugs tracy xx

AUsome mom said...

Pam......the card is just as beautiful as all your other creations. I love your blog and I've awarded you! Check it out at my blog.....

Have a great Thanksgiving!!