Monday, October 17, 2011

Penny Black and Cricut Christmas Greeting Card

I joined a card swap over at Splitcoaststampers for Penny Black Christmas cards.  I took three spots, so I have to make three different Christmas cards using Penny Black stamps.  Today's card is one of my first attempts.
 I started with a base of Kraft cardstock.  I stamped my image on Very Vanilla and layered it with Bravo Burgundy and Hunter Green.  I used rustic looking pattern paper called Candy Stripe by Sandy Lion.
 I used my Cricut Expression and my Home Accents cartridge to cut out the snowflake.
 I used a Cuttlebug and embossing folder for the snowflake embossing on the Bravo Burgundy layer, and used shimmery green ribbon at the line where my two papers meet.
 I used watercolor pencils and blender pens for the tiny bit of coloring I did on my image.
 I covered the snowflake with Stickles, and also used them on the snowflakes and the puddle of my stamped image.
 I used a bit of blue around the edge of the puddle the mouse is standing in, and that helped pull out the blue stripe in my pattern paper.
 Here is a close up of the snowflake.
 I used pop dots behind the snowflake and the stamped image.
Here is one more look at the final card...I think I'll stamp some more and change the coloring of the image...

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Love the combination of that Plum Purple and Deep Green. Purples are my latest obsession. My cell phone cover, my jacket, my nails, my coffee cup, you get the idea :)
    Cute card!