Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Post Card

I really wanted to get another post in before Christmas takes over my household completely:)! Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week was to make an old-fashioned Christmas project and I combined this with a great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (see below) and The Paper Players color challenge to use Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold.

Here is the great sketch:
I wanted to follow the basic layout of the sketch but I really wanted to use my new Labels collection Framelits for the Big Shot (from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog 2012).  I LOVE THESE NEW DIES!  They are so easy to store and I love the layering possibilities.
I used the Winter Post Stamp Set from Stampin UP for all of the stamped images on this card.  For the main image, I used the skating couple and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  
To create the gold frame around the couple, I cut a smaller label with the Big Shot then laid it on top of the couple and used a Versa Marker to add ink as a border then embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.
For the sides, I used the snowflake image on Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut with the Labels Collection in the Big Shot.  To finish the card off, I added a Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon bow and embossed the background using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

Don't forget to check out all of the great challenge websites!

I hope all of you have a Very Merry Christmas!

As always, all products used were Stampin' UP!
~Winter Post
~Versa Mark Ink Pad, Versa Marker
~Gold Embossing Powder
~Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
~Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
~Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon


  1. Beautiful Krystal. The Gold really adds to the elegance. Reminds me of my mom's antique plates.

  2. Gorgeous! What a creative way to use all these goodies! Thanks for playing with us this glad to see you back playing, stamping & blogging again! :D

  3. Oh this is great! I love how you used the framelits! I love the slightly monochromatic color scheme too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Those frame-lits look fantastic! Love the touches of gold on your card. Thanks so much for playing along at FMS this week!

  5. Wow ... what a fabulous card ... are those framelits new upcoming dies with SU???
    How fabulous is that gold embossing and the ruffled fabric is soo beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Beautiful! That gold embossing is so elegant!

  7. The gold embossing and the fabric were the perfect finish for this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! I loved that sketch too:)

  8. Wow, I bet this card looks and feels so nice in person!! I love all of the gold and the way you used the fabric and the new goodies from the mini!! THank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  9. Ah, great minds think alike! I used this set too! I love how you embossed it in gold. It is just beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at HSS!

  10. Such an elegant card. The gold embossing is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Beautiful! I love how you used the color challenge and those framelits look like so much fun!!! Beautiful elegant card! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches and Merry Christmas!

  12. Beautiful, Krystal! So classy and elegant! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  13. What a beautiful gilded frame! Love the fabric element too...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players...Happy Holidays!

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the fabric and the gold embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players!


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