Friday, June 1, 2012

Christmas Is Always Closer than You Think

It's only summer, but while you're spending lazy days at the beach the holidays keep approaching.  With that in mind I've been thinking about Christmas cards.  Most of my cards go out in the mail.  If they are full of layers and embellies it gets expensive.  So "Clean and Simple" cards are the way to go. 

For this card the image was embossed with gold onto a paper with a text design.  The edges of the papers are sponged with Ranger "Scattered Straw" and "Antique Linen" distress inks.   This card could be sent to anyone regardless of their religious beliefs (or lack of them) and it's appropriate for a man.  

Here's the deets:
stamps - Rubber Stampede "Winter Woods"; Amuse "A Warm Hello"
ink - Versamark "Watermark" and Memento :Cottage Ivy"
paper - K & Co "Life's Journey"; Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" cs; scrap of green card cs
miscellaneous - gold embossing powder; ribbon; red bling; Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio"

Here's the challenges:
ABC Christmas - K is for Keep It Simple
4 Crafty  Chicks #92 - Branching Out
CASual Fridays CFC65 - Put a Bling On It
CRAFT #157 - Background Text

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. beautiful card, christmas is my favorite time of the year

  2. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nice job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  3. Gorgeous card Chris :-) simple and stunning !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Love your sparkly embossing and beautiful rhinestones! I've got to get a jump start on my Christmas cards. So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  6. Beautiful Christmas the gorgeous trees! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. This is wonderful, I love how you have stamped the image over the text.
    Thanks for sharing with us @ ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs Sue W GDT.

  8. Loving the row of trees and the fact that you started doing a Christmas cards. Way to go and thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  9. I really like the gold embossing on the print and the inking!

  10. Fabulous card, Love the colour too! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. Gorgeous card, Chris,Lovely with the gold embossing together with the paper.
    Thank you for joining our K for keep it simple theme at ABC Christmas Challenge, we hope to se you tomorrow for a new one. L for...


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