Friday, February 5, 2016

Noel Postale

Hi everyone!  I have a Christmas card to share today that feels a bit unusual with the addition of so much yellow. See the ornament die cut border (K & Co.)? In addition to the red and green, there are slight golden touches on the ornaments, and that was my inspiration.  

The pine sprig and ornament are from Flourishes Stamps All That Glitters. I'm still crushing on Flourishes Stamps, and have acquired many new-to-me sets in the past few months. 

The Carte Postale stamp (All Night Media) -- subtly stamped in kraft -- is new to my stash, and I think I paid a dollar for it at AC Moore. That was the highlight of my day.  LOL  I stamped a "Noel" sentiment and flourish over top of it in Crisp Black by Altenew. There are also some tiny snowflakes stamped on top with kraft ink, so they may not be noticeable at first.

I wanted to point out a little fudging I did at the top of this ornament. 
I fussy cut the whole ornament, including the tiny "eye", which was just a white circle after trimming it out. Once I placed it up against the pine sprig, it didn't look right: the white eye (where you'd place a hook if it were a real ornament) was glaring. I used an Always Artichoke marker to match the pine, and drew in little brush strokes to resemble the greenery. 
The cap is colored with a metallic gold gel pen, but it's hard to see that in the pictures.

I really appreciate you coming by today. Your visit makes me happy. :-)

Stamps: Carte Postale - All Night Media; All That Glitters - Flourishes; Christmas Greetings, Elegant Christmas Sentiments - Inspired By Stamping Paper: yellow pattern - Calisto - Anna Griffin; white - Papertrey Ink Ink: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Crisp Black - Altenew Fibers: gold braided thread Accessories & Tools: ornaments, holly die cut borders - K & Co.; Copic markers; gold gel pen; gold sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Always Artichoke marker - Stampin' Up!


Leslie Miller said...

It's kind of a golden yellow and I think it looks fabulous! Love those ornaments and the whole vintage look. Great idea for the ornament eye. You can hardly tell!

Lisa Elton said...

I think it's a perfectly wonderful Christmas card Colleen, so PRETTY!!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning Xmas card Colleen....
Hugs Sylviexx

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