Monday, December 15, 2008

Peace on Earth

As I was sorting my stash of Christmas cards, I realized that I have quite a few. In fact, with a few more designs over the next day or two and I will be done. Last night before I went to bed, I sat thinking of some sets that I love and haven't used yet this year. "Believe" from PTI came to mind. I can't tell you how many of those darn Santa images I colored last year. That set was well-worn by me and this year it hasn't even been touched. Since Santa was probably still taking a break from last year, I decided to ink up this tree image. I love how it has berries on it to give it some contrast. I also embossed the burgundy piece with my "Birds and Swirls" embossing folder. I kept thinking of *A Partridge in a Pear tree* while I was coloring the tree, so that is why I chose to use that embossing folder. Silly, I know! As I was pulling out my cuttlebug, to do the embossing, I spied some little die-cut ribbon slides I bought when I first got my cuttlebug and they never get used. I have no idea why, either, they are so stinkin' cute. You will be seeing more of them in my designs since I have rediscovered them. LOL!

My images were colored with an assortment of copic and prismacolor markers. I added some stickles to all of the berries. I pulled it all together with some of the scrumptious satin ribbon I picked up at Target the other day. I sponged all of the edges using Vintage Photo distress ink for an aged look.
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Believe-Papertrey, Ink.
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger, Copic and Prismacolor markers
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, PTI Vanilla
Accessories: Satin Ribbon by Club Wed *Target*, Cuttlebug die for ribbon slider, 3/4 inch circle punch, 1/16 inch hole punch, Birds and Swirls embossing folder, silver brads
P.S. I am going to try and post as much as possible this week, but I do have quite a few design deadlines, Christmas to still get ready for, and life in general, so please bear with me if I am MIA a bit. Like I said, I am going to *try*!


Tanya said...

I love this card! Its so pretty!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What beautiful colors! I love the Burgundy here! Beautiful satiny ribbon too!

Funny how you come across things you never use and should! It's nice to know even an organized gal like you does it! My excuse is that I'm so disorganized and can't find them!!! LOL!!!

Dawn Easton said...

That tree has always scared but I LOVE what you did with it! My Santa needs a break too and I'm thinking I should pull out the tree tomorrow....thanks for the wonderful inspiration as always!

LeAnne said...

This is a beauty---I was just thinking myself that I had not touched that set this year but maybe once or twice---I need to get it out!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning!!! Good for you for almost being done...I wish!!

alohatammi said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

harrahx2 said...

Such a pretty card and isn't it sad that we have so much stuff to use and SO Little TIME! More time and I would use more of my stuff!