Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kiwi Christmas

Stamps: In The Background, Rockin' Holiday
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Figgy (BasicGrey), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Copic markers, Spica glitter pens
Accessories: Scallop Square punch (SU), paper piercer & template, star bling (from Libby), Dew Drops, Crystal Effects, Tombo Multi Glue, Scotch foam tape

I'm so glad I am doing some Christmas cards a little earlier this year. I love mixing them in along with my other cards, and hopefully I won't be so overwhelmed at Christmas.

This is the first time using my new Rockin' Holiday set from Lizzie Anne Designs. There are so many cute images in this set, and I decided to use the tree first. The swirly background is from my In The Background set, and I thought it would be fun to pair up with my tree. The designer paper is from my BasicGrey Figgy pad. I tried stamping and coloring directly on the paper...but it bled too much. I ended up using Neenah Solar White instead, and just paper pieced my tree onto the Figgy. I used my new Scallop Square to create the scalloping at the top of my Tangerine Tango strip, and added a little star from some embellishments that Libby sent me (thanks, Libby!)

Thanks for stopping by today...and I hope to "see" you around blog land. I have lots of catching up to do, and can't wait to see what you all have been up to. ;)

29 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh this is so sweet Rose Ann! I love your tree and candle effect! Fabulous paper and colors! Merrie and bright! Hugs, Deb

Susie said...

Bright and beautiful. Love your design and color choices. Great image, too.

Allison said...

So modern...great color palette!

Catherine said...

i love this one, Rose Ann.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Charming Rose Ann! Love the swirls on the bottom panel!! Darling tree too!

Dawn Easton said...

Love that tree!!! It's awesome Rose Ann! Hope all is well with you ;)

Angel said...

This is adorable!

Cindy Haffner said...

Awesome design Rose Ann, great to get a jump on the holidays.

joslyn said...

i love this set. really cute card i loved how you mixed in so swirly.

Libby Hickson said...

Very cute Rose Ann! And glad you found a use for that little star. :-)

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Love that star...perfect for this creation! Great card, RoseAnn.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Rose Ann!! Anyone would love to get a great card like this!! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful Rose Ann! What a happy holiday card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the layout and the bright/fun colors!!

velta said...

I am so glad to see you using these vibrant colors for your Christmas card...you are definitely my enabler!!!

Lauren said...

This is such a wonderful color combination Rose Ann - love the little tag background too!

Diane said...

Such a sweet xmas card! Love the colors and that tage is cool!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so cute! I love the way you used the tag as the panel behind the tree...so cute with the star!

Beate said...

Great card, Rose Ann! Love the colors, the paper pierced tag, the cute tree...everything.
Hugs and smiles

Marlou said...

this is fabulous Rose Ann!!! love the colours!! and great stamp and colouring!! :) have a great weekend :) x

Alexandra said...

My new favorite color and I love what you did with it - and glad to know I am not the only one making Christmas cards, lol!! This is adorable, love that image and the dew drops are fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is great, Rose Ann! Love the non-traditional colors and the way you did that little scallop thing on the Tangerine strip. Adding the star at the top is perfect!! This is so cute and fun!

Deb said...

such a gorgeous card, love the tree, fabulous idea to paper piece onto the BG, love the orange strip behind it!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so cute! Love that tree and the little star topper.

Bethany Paull said...

Cute! Great colors. I love the tangerine strip.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love this card! What a fresh new color combo for Christmas! I'm definitely gonna remember this!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a darling tree and I LOVE these colors -- so fun!!!

kathleenh said...

Pretty! I love these colors together and the strip behind the tree image.

Wendy said...

Cute, cute, cute!! OMGosh, I just love this and that christmas tree image! Nice job!!!!

Wendy