Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas in July CTMH Cards


Art Philosophy Christmas Cards
Christmas In July

Used The Art Philosophy Cartridge for this first card.
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Here is a close up of the stamping. I used the Music Notes Background Stamp from the Universal Backgrounds Stamp Set. I stamped the red paper with cranberry ink to give it a soft, subtle, tone on tone look. I then used the “floral Flourish” Background Stamp from the Diverse Backgrounds Stamp set to stamp the scalloped frame in black. I had cut the frame out in plain parchment (cream) colored cardstock. I also cut the ornament out and used the Coordinating Stamp from the Art Philosophy Bundle to stamp the beautiful bird n’ flourish image with more Cranberry Ink. Lastly, I added a Bow with the Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon and some flat back pearls.



For this second card, Melin used the PCW Ornament Round Cut file. I created this cut file in my Pazzles Inspiration Software and cut it out with my Pazzles Inspiration.
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stamping deco
The decorative part of the ornament was cut in the same parchment colored cardstock as the scalloped frame and base of the ornament. I then inked it with a sponge and my Cranberry Ink.
smooch
I then adhered it to the base and then took my Gold Lame smooch and colored in a few of the circles and the top.
put it together
I stamped the red paper with the sheet music stamp that is in the Universal Backgrounds set. I stamped it with Cranberry Ink as I wanted it to be a subtle background, a tone on tone look.
stamping close up
With this card you can see I also used the “vintagey text” stamp from this same stamp set on the plain scalloped frame. I then finished it by adding some faux stitching around the parchment mat.

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