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Friday, November 21, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Card so far...


(Sorry for the quality of the pic, I find acetate VERY hard to photograph. IRL, the gemstone shimmers and the card looks bright and pretty.)

This is one of those cards that just proves the difference of quality in SU products vs others you find in stores. I attended an event at a local scrapbooking store and one of the make and takes was a Christmas card made exactly like this one. However, the products they used were much lower in quality and not as put together, and I liked the idea, but not the card they made. So, I recreated it at home using SU products, and the difference is unreal!

First I folded a piece of acetate for my outer layer, and stamped the tree from Scandinavian Season in the center a little towards the top with Jet Black Stazon. Then I made a stencil by doing that again on scrap acetate, and cutting around the tree with a hobby blade. I then folded some white textured CS and put between the acetate. I lined the stencil up under where the tree was and sponged it heavily in Kiwi Kiss ink with Stampin' Sponges. I stamped the sentiment from Heard from the Heart in RidingHood Red ink on the bottom of the white CS. I punched two 1/16" holes very close together at the top of the tree and ran Gold Cording through those, and used the cording to tie on the gold know you see. That is the only thing holding the acetate on the card, and it stays perfectly in place, I was amazed! I finished it simply by putting a red gemstone from Hero Arts on the center of the flower shape on the tree. Very simple card that's just a little harder than it looks, and I love the outcome.

Sometimes you just see projects and think, I can do that so much better. I know we all do that, but I am glad I acted on this one. It is remarkably better than the one made at the store, the quality difference in product is unreal.

All items in BOLD print are SU!

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Very pretty!

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is AWESOME! I love the whole layout, you have done a fabulous job recreating this.

fishlips said...

Wow this tree stamp is so so neat, and the setiment is so so perfect...Wow I just love it...it's stunning!!!

Enjoy your weekend...

Rachel Brumley said...

This card is beautiful - I love that ribbon on the top of the tree.

The Mama Monkey said...

What a cool idea! It is just amazing that the acetate stays so perfectly with the one little ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

jennifer said...

That is gorgeous! What a beautiful job you've done! I love the gold ribbon at the top of the tree, and the fact that it is on the white cardstock makes the magnificent colors really pop!

thescrapmaster said...

Pretty. I love how simple and lovely it is!


~Samantha

gale said...

Ooh what a neat card! I think this might be my favorite yet with this set.

scrappinmominky said...

Very pretty card. I love the tree and I can imagine in real life it is awesome.

Jen said...

Love it! Acetate cards are so much fun!

Tessa said...

I just can't get into this set but you have done very nicely with it!

Traci said...

Very pretty! I love the look of acetate but never think of using it! Love how you added color to the tree.

Sankari W. said...

Yep! its confirmed - I now HAVE to have this set!!! it is just beautiful and adds so much elegance... Youreally don't need to add anything else to a card if you have this image!

beautiful!

best wishes,
Sankari :)

CathyRose said...

Very cool card, thanks for the instructions. I will have to try using acetate. It really looks classy!