Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs: Blessed Christmas


Hello there, and thanks for stopping in - it's lovely to have you!

I've been meaning to upload this Christmas card for a few weeks but lost the Card Recipe after I had uploaded it to another on-line gallery! Doh! This afternoon, I finally found it!  This is one of several Christmas cards I made for an interstate store who asked me to design some cards as a "try-out" for their DT, and they were happy with what I made, so I'm in - woo hoo!  It's not a "pressure" thing where they have a Blog or Weekly Challenges - just purely and simply cards that they take as samples for all their Craft Shows that they do around Australia, and when they are not at Shows, will be displayed at their shop.  Gee, I was sooooo nervous making the cards - I'm not a confident person and it's been one of my long-term goals to be a part of a DT, so I feel  incredibly excited and blessed. 

I'm finding that my camera does NOT like photographing reds for some reason and it was hard to adjust the photo with my Photo Editing Software to make the card look like it is supposed to.  Trust me - the ribbon, designer paper and cardstock is a bit brighter IRL and nowhere near as dull as in the photo.  Oh well!  I might have to invest in Photoshop......

The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and I sponged around the edges with Peeled Paint (green) Distress ink.  The image panel is popped up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).   I ran the burgundy cardstock background through my Cuttlebug with the (large) Jamara embossing folder - LOVE this folder - it's so elegant.   Not sure if you can see, but I sprayed the whole card with Iridiscent Gold Glimmer Mist - the card really sparkles IRL.  You can always click on my photos for a close-up if you wish :-)

I added a gold brad at the top LH & RH corners just to add 'something' - it looked kinda bare!

The beautiful burgundy ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  The ribbon is made of silk and is the first time I have used silk ribbon on a card.  I have to say how beautiful it was to work with - didn't have to fight to get it to look neat and elegant.

Here's a little pic of the inside which I kept really simple.  The border was made with my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch (LOVE this punch!).

Thanks again for stopping in and have a great week :-)


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread 'Blessed Christmas' set

Designer paper:  Cosmo Cricket "Oh Joy" - Wrapping paper (no, it's not really wrapping paper - that's what it's called!)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Tim Holtz 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Jamara embossing folder, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, 2 gold brads, 4 red brads, glue dots, Burgundy silk ribbon - 32mm / 1-1/4" wide, Bow Easy, MS Arch Lattice edge punch, Cardstock:  burgundy, dark green, white


Robynh said...

Wow! No wonder you got the gig!! Congratulations! This is beautiful...LOVE the ribbon and DSP so much!!

Kelley said...

Your card is quite stunning! I urge you to try out the ODBD challenges! You could earn free stamps! Congrats on your DT position! You really need to have more confidence as your cards are so beautiful!!! Take Care!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Drop dead gorgeous!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that stamp ... and you've colored it so beautifully.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog ... and for your very kind words!

Sending hugs!

PepPop said...

What a gorgeous card. I'm glad Ikki recommended your blog - can't wait to see what you make next. Jaqui x

Cheryl said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful. I really need to get started on some Christmas cards.

Merry said...

What a stunning card. So rich looking.

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