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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Christmas in July.....Merry & Bright

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made for this weeks challenge on The Paper Players Blog. This week the challenge theme is  Christmas in July. I pulled out my "Contempo Christmas" stamp set to use this fun ornament stamp. I stamped the ornament with riding hood red and used my chocolate chip marker to color in the center pieces of the ornament. I used the ornament punch to punch out the ornament and added it to the white piece with some dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the retired "Bright Christmas" stamp set with chocolate chip and riding hood red onto some shimmer white cardstock. I matted that piece with choclate chip card stock.
 I used the pinking hearts border punch along the bottom of the chocolate chip matt.

The base of the card is riding hood red and the card is 3-1/2 inches by 6-1/2 inches. I followed that with a layer of riding hood red and the DSP is from a retired Valentine pack, I think. I sponged the edges heavily with riding hood red ink. I used some wide striped chocolate chip ribbon across the card and tied a big pretty bow. I used a few basic rhinestone on the ornament and on the top corner. I added some brown twine jute on the ornament for the hanger and for the bow.

Well. that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Lesley said...

Good morning Vicki! This card is terrific! Love the shape and the ribbon is awesome! I wish I could tie bows like that!!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players, hope you have a great week!!!

Allison said...

This is beautiful! I love your bow! I have to admit I've never bought any of that ribbon because it intimidates me being so wide!

jaydee said...

I LOVE this card. The pinking hearts border punch was so unexpected, but really works so well with the shape of the ornament. Filling in the middle of the ornament was also unexpected, but works sooooo well. Love the shape of the card and the sentiment is just perfect for the ornament!
All round - fabulous!
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Caro's Kaartjes said...

So elegant! Love it!

Lauri said...

Beautiful card and beautiful bow! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous as usual! I love that sentiment...too bad it isn't available any more! So elegant and perfect with your ornament & bow! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

This is such a beautiful card and you bow is stunning! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Simplicity at its best .... love your card, clean and elegant!!!
Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful and simple design, Vicki! Absolutely stunning, bow! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a beautiful card in every way, Vicki! I just love the elongated style and that fan-tab-u-lous bow! I also really like how you colored in the ornament. Such a fun tip, I will have to try it out, as this is a favorite set of mine. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)