Oct 30 2009

Gifts of Christmas – SSC123

 Grr…I had this post ALL done and my editor fritzed out!  So…here we go again!

This week's Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge was really fun to do.  I had this card done in about 10 minutes!  Now…that is my kind of card!

My friend, Annette, who was here for a week, noticed that I didn't have a lot of Night of Navy or Bravo Burgundy cardstock scraps in my basket!  I set out to make a card using those colors in her honor!  So…here you go, Annette!

I purchased Stampin' Up!'s Gifts of Christmas stamp set because of all the beautiful cards I've seen made with it.  Even all alone, the image is striking.










I started with a base of Bravo Burgundy cardstock and stamped the floral image from Stampin' Up!'s Gifts of Christmas stamp set randomly along the left side in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink.   The main image I stamped with Night of Navy Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock and layered it onto Night of Navy cardstock.  I added a strip of Bravo Burgundy that was trimmed with the Scallop Edge Punch, then wrapped the White Taffeta Ribbon around and tied.  That's it!  Less than 10 minutes from thought to completion!  

It would be EASY to make this YOUR Christmas card and you could complete a stack of them in just a short time!  This image also looks beautiful with Silver or Gold Embossing!

Enjoy!  Check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see their creations this week!  And…take a minute to make the sketch challenge yourself and upload to Mister Linky!

Have a wonderful weekend…Happy Halloween, too!



8 People have left comments on this post

Oct 30, 2009 - 09:10:22
Joyce Spear said:

Gorgeous card! I love the colors! I’ve been thinking about getting this stamp set, but this card has pushed me over the edge — now I NEED it!

Oct 30, 2009 - 10:10:10
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is gorgeous!!! The color combo is striking!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Oct 31, 2009 - 08:10:16
Lee said:

Connie this is simply stunning. It’s so elegant.

Oct 31, 2009 - 08:10:28

So pretty Connie! I love the colors you chose here – beautiful!

Oct 31, 2009 - 11:10:31

It’s funny you say that, these are colors I dont normally pull off the shelf, but with that white, wowzah, it’s so striking! Beautiful work Connie!

Nov 3, 2009 - 02:11:22
tiffany said:

Your card is just beautiful!! I love the color and that image is breathtaking!! Great job!

Nov 5, 2009 - 11:11:34
jaydee said:

Connie… you are also an enabler this week!  Your card pushed me over the edge and made me realize that i really HAD to have this stamp set.  I love the color combination you used – the blue and the burgundy are gorgeous together.  It's elegant and fresh.  love it.  thanks for sharing….

Nov 5, 2009 - 06:11:28
Beth Prout said:

very elegant card.  And so quick.  This might be a contender for my Christmas cards.