Sunday, August 25, 2013

Retro Sketches #78

It took me a little while to figure out what direction to go with this weeks challenge
at Retro Sketches.   I knew I was going to do another Christmas card but it took
several tries before I came up with something I was happy with.

Here's  the sketch...

And what I finally ended up with!

Initially, I used a border stamp which I heat embossed and cut into strips, but just could
not make everything come together the way I wanted.  So I scrapped that idea and 
decided to pull out a Fiskars holly border punch.  I used 2 strips of the punched  border
on each row and added the white strip on top of them.  The next issue I had was with the 
candy cane die cut.  This was done with the Sizzix Sizzlets Christmas Set #6.  I started 
with a base done in the white card stock and then cut it again in red and green in order to
 layer for the final product.  Then I realized I had to put the candy cane on a background
 so that it would pop. I knew I wanted to use the scallop circle punch but had a hard
time figuring out what color worked best and ended up with the white one.  Next I
cut a strip of white card stock and made it into a banner and stamped the greeting in gold.
I inked the edges of the scallop circle with the gold ink as well.  Lastly I added some
jewel dazzles to the holly berries on the punched strips and dazzles jewel borders to
finish off! Ta Da!  Hope you like it -

I am entering this card in the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

1 comment:

  1. WOOHOO - bring on Christmas! I have done a couple myself, so far, glad to see I'm not the only one - LOL! This is gorgeous, Judy! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week!