Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cards) - Day 12 (a little late)
Sorry again for my inability to post yesterday. I'm not sure what was going on, but everything seems to be fine now!
Here is my last card for my Christmas card buffet, and my twelve days of cards. Today's card is also for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge, which is to make a card inspired by a postcard or postcard layout. This is what I came up with. The colors come from this purse for the SCS inspiration challenge.
I started out with the Christmas Punch set, which has this sweet little Santa postage stamp image. I sponged a vanilla card base with soft suede and then added the postage stamp in perfect plum. (Everything on this card was sponged with soft suede, and some of the edges were distressed as well.) Then I had the idea to take the Top Note die and put only a portion of the shape on the card. The background and Top Note were stamped with Serene Snowflakes (first, second and third generations). Over that I put a computer-generated text from the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" - which I think of as being kind of old-fashioned somehow. To finish I added a strip of perfect plum DP with a vanilla ribbon and knot, and a sentiment from Many Merry Messages which I cut out.
And here's just one more thing for you to look at - I redid the last card (from day 11) with rich razzleberry instead of real red. I just wasn't happy with how the red looked, but I like this much better. What do you think?
Wow, can you believe it? That's all 12 cards! Thanks so much for reading along during this challenge. It's really been fun, and it makes me wish I could keep posting every single day! Don't forget your last chance to enter to win the hidden Christmas blog candy. I will announce the winner at 2 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 16, so you have until then to leave your comments on my twelve challenge posts. I've really enjoyed sharing these cards with you - I hope you've gotten some great ideas, and I hope you'll visit my blog again!