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Friday, July 11, 2008

Christmas in July!

Happy Fun Filled Friday! I challenged Kimmy to make Christmas in July cards this week.

Happy Holly-days!

I colored the holly image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended the colors with Gamsol. I trimmed the white cardstock around the image, and chalked the white area with brown chalk to tone the white down a bit. Then I matted the image twice--once with green cardstock, then again with red cardstock. I added a large red brad in the center below the image and then places a smaller green brad on either side of it. I used a white gel pen to accent the highlighted areas of the holly berries.

I made the card base for a A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5") in red cardstock. I adhered the Holly patterned paper on top of the base. I cut a 4 1/8" x 1.5" piece of the polka dot paper and matted it with green cardstock. I layered it on the cardstock base near the bottom. I placed the matted image over it so the top corners of it were placed just at the edge of the base.

Next I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, used brown chalk to toned the whiteness down again, and used Stickles on the little holly image. After it was dry I matted it with red cardstock then adhered it across the polka dot pattern paper, but also so it covered up the lower portion of the image diamond.

  • Stamps: Holly Image-Stamps by Judith, Sentiment by Northwoods Rubber Stamps
  • Cardstock: Bazzill
  • Pattern Paper: Holly paper-DCWV, Polkadot paper-Imaginisce
  • Ink-Staz On Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Opaque White Gelly Roller Pen, Red Brad-Joann's Scrap Essentials, Green Brads- American Crafts, Stickles by Ranger, chalk by Inkadinkado

This was a rather quick & easy card to make & love its antique look! Don't forget to check out Kimmy's Christmas in July card. Her card is a cute one!

Have you made a Christmas in July card? Have you recently participated in one of our Fun Filled Friday challenges? Make sure to post a link to your card on Kimmy's blog. She's randomly giving away blog candy to those who participate in our Fun Filled Friday Challenges. You can find the details here.

The 2 challenges we've had in July so far are:
July 4th-Patriotic Cards

July 11th-Christmas in July Cards.

Hope you'll play along!

Have a great Weekend!




Aunt T said...

Great cards. I need to get motivated and work on some Christmas themed swaps!


PS - you've been tagged!

Kimmy said...

Very cute! Finally a "holly" card:) Love the diamond shape.

Kristine said...

Hi Jennifer! Great Blog--love your cool template! Ya, I guess it's about time to start in on Christmas cards, huh? This one is super cute--LOVE your layout. Thanks so much for dropping me a comment! Glad I found you that way. Take care and happy stamping!!


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