Thursday, November 11, 2010

Deck the Halls!!


The Angel Company™ is having a Blog Hop! They're wanting to showcase Christmas ideas such as home decor, cards, gift ideas, etc.  Well, I just had to join in!

I made 2 items using Reece SWIC and matching card stock. This paper is so rich in colors! I also used the Jingle Jolly stamp set mostly because of its size in order to fit my photo holder.






Here's my 2 items. The photo holder is made from 2 wooden blocks, 1 1/2" each.  They are painted, covered, and decoupaged for a shiny finish.  Here's a closeup.




I colored the images with Copic markers to coordinate with the paper.  An edge of each paper in the sheet has color dots to help you match your markers, pencils, whatever.  I also used the Stardust Clear Gel pen to embellish the snowflake and ornament.  The snowflake is stamped in Bordeaux PH ink which coordinated nicely with the paper. The photo is our lovely granddaughter Rylie.



I made a matching card using a sketch from a Paper Wings challenge this past Tuesday.  The dotted paper background is from the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug embossing folder then sanded to bring out the white.



I colored the tree with Copic markers - Y32, E55, R89, G94, and Blender. I used the Ex. Jumbo Circle punch  on the brown and a 1" flower punch to make the button back. I colored the white Scrappers Floss (discontinued by manufacturer) and colored with the R89 marker and twisted with a skewer.  Again, I used the Stardust Clear Gel pen on the star and ornaments.

I sure hope you check out the other blogs that are involved in the Blog Hop!! We all appreciate a comment when you visit!  (PS - the first entry may not work, keep trying as the hop goes or click HERE and you'll get there.)



18 comments:

Christine said...

great card--and love the layout on it!! {smiles}

Tricia said...

Lovely work, Carol! I love the flower/button embellishment!

Sharon said...

Great job

Mischelle Smith said...

GREAT idea Carol! Love it!

Chelsea said...

Great Card Carol! I love this set!

Eva said...

The paper looks awesome with the Chrostmas designs. Love the shiny on the bulbs and the button for an embellishment!

Angela K said...

Great projects Carol, just lovely!! TFS

runningonink said...

Super duper cute! Love the whole little set!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

I like your card, and the picture holder is a nice idea for Christmas. Good work!

Sandy said...

Very Pretty Carol

Laurie Unger said...

Love this! What a great idea for gift giving!

Chris said...

Lovely card, I love your layout!

Seleise said...

super cute card and block photo holder! You always come up with such clever ideas, Carol! love it!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Love your photo holder and your card is cute!

Kim said...

Wonderful Set Carol!

Maria said...

I love that you used the sketch, way to go and the card is great.

Michelle said...

Love these projects! I like how you cut the circle and added the flower and button.

Barb said...

Great projects, Carol! Love the bit o' sparkle you added with the pen & that photo holder looks so fun :)