Monday, November 9, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cards) - Day 8


The days are ticking down... but I'm happy to say I'm still enjoying making Christmas cards! Today's card is for two challenges: Clean and Simple at SCS, which is a color challenge to use white plus only one other color, and a sketch challenge I'm playing for the first time, 2 Sketches 4 You.

Working with this sketch, I wanted an image that could stand on its own, and I thought the Dasher stamp would be a great choice. I've made a lot of cards with red and brown so I wanted to go with a blue - I chose brocade blue, which has the advantage that the wide grosgrain ribbon comes in that color. I wanted some special way to deal with the two strips on the sketch, so rather than just using ribbon, I adhered punched snowflakes (from Christmas Punch) to the ribbon with glue dots. Then the final touch was the sentiment from Heard from the Heart. This card is the epitome of clean and simple - in fact, it's probably a 10-minute card, and it's also pretty flat. Great for reproducing for Christmas cards!

Just a few days left to leave me a comment on my Twelve Days cards for a chance to win the Christmas blog candy I've hidden somewhere within these twelve posts - I'm really enjoying reading all the comments! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

16 comments:

Kathy Mc said...

Who would have thought a brocade blue Dasher could look so good? You did an awesome job on this one! A clean and simple way to add ribbon for a different look. Love it!

iriseyes said...

What a fantastic card! I think I need to do a similar one - you're right, it's just perfect for mailing. And I just love the blue!

Cheryl Nelson said...

fantabulous!! loooooooovin' that reindeer!! thanks so much for playing along at 2S4Y!!

Little GTO said...

Lovely card. I think movement the way you used the ribbon. Such a beautiful scene.
Sharon L

Katherine said...

Wicked! LOL

Shanna said...

Super cute! Love that reindeer! Thanks for playing with us!

scrappingnana said...

Really cute card. I love that stamp also.
JoAnn

Kazan Clark said...

love that reindeer :) and the blue and white together - gorgeous card :)

njburk said...

I LOVE Dasher---and your card is a Great one!

xx Funky Fairy xx said...

Love your card! Love the colour! The whole thing looks very effective.
Shaz x

Patty C said...

I like your layout. Think I'll try it with a darker color. Thanks for the idea!

Eryn said...

Love how you added the snowflakes to the ribbon....really changed the look!! I love the Dasher stamp..have done several cards with him myself...

mom2christopher said...

Beautiful snowy card! Love the soft colors! Thanks for playing! :) Kathy

dstandard said...

Such a cool card - so elegant!

megan nz said...

what a great card, the coulours and clean space go so well together.

Jill (Scrap Wench) said...

I love when a 10-minute card turns out beautiful, and yours certainly has. And it makes me want hot cocoa.