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!

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

these are brilliant love the first one its a great idea and love the second one too I too prefer these colurs love cheryl xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Lori :) Both cards are fabulous!! LOVE your postcard design, the layout and detail are beautiful!

Your second card is stunning, LOVE the colors and fun use of the ornament punch!

Have a wonderful weekend ~ Hugs, Jenifer :)

megan nz said...

well done you got there 12 wonderful and creative cards. I must say I like the second one better it sits better with the card.

Loretta said...

Lori, your postcard is marvelous!

Melissa said...

I will take one of each!

Those are so very pretty! I love the very clever way you used the top note die! That is super smart and super cute!

Kathy Mc said...

Another fantastic showing, Lori. Great way to use the Top Note, along with your cut-out sentiment and computer-generated lyrics. Have to say the rich razzleberry stands out more even though I love red. Hate to see the 12 days end ~ thanks for sharing!

Jill (Scrap Wench) said...

Your cards are fantastic! I agree about the razzleberry being the better red for the second card. They are on the "copy" list!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful cards - Lori!!! Your OCC card is very neat and you captured the postcard theme perfectly!!! Hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

I love the way the top note is offset and the layers are fabulous. Now I have to get the Digital kit and a color printer!

I think you're right the Razzleberry is a better choice than the red, it just seems to flow better.

Good luck with your workshop today. I hope you have a good turnout!

~Katherine

Mrs B said...

Oh how pretty! I love your cards!!!!!
cindyB

scrappingnana said...

These are beautiful cards. I like how you printed "I heard the Bells on Christmas Day", and only used part of the top note die. I also like the 2nd card very much. It looks stunning. TFS
JoAnn (scrappingnana4@yahoo.com)

Linda Coughlin said...

Both cards are terrific! Great take on the post card challenge. I love the vintagy colors you used and the offset Top Note diecut. I really must buy some Soft Suede paper and ink pad! And now you made me want Rich Razzleberry too!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Great job on the card- it is that time of year isn't it! Hope you get all your cards done! Heather