Monday, 22 August 2011

Elegance at Christmas

Hello and welcome to another week, all this week over on the Penny Black Blog here, the designers will be showcasing Elegant Christmas cards using the latest stamps.

Here is a card that I have made using two new stamps from Penny Black; Christmas Narrative 4208K & Warm Wishes 40-074. I have also used Rose Garden Mix and Match cardstock 14-003 available here.

The main image has been stamped onto ivory card stock with memento ink, the flower coloured with copics and the pine needles coloured with Tombow markers (I softened the edges by going over the pen lines with a damp brush).  the flower has been diamond stickled and alternate leaves glossy accented to add depth.  the card has been distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks, Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain.

The Background was stamped using Cranberry Adirondack Dye ink.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Penny Black blog and leave a comment, there are prizes to be won!


Isha Gupta said...

Lovely card Cathy. Nice design. TFS.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful vintage touches with the ink distressing and crinkled edges. Elegant and beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

So classy and elegant!! I love the red in this--so stunning!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Cathy! Looking forward to "elegant week"!

Peet said...

So elegant, Cathy.

Brenda said...

I love all the distressing on this card Cathy! It's really beautiful!