Monday, October 18, 2010

Peaceful Noel

I am really enjoying this Peaceful Season stamp set!  It's a Level 2 Hostess Gift and it has so many possiblilities!

I used the holly today to do a card for the CAS challenge over on SCS.  It was a sketch challenge of this card .

I know it's early for Christmas cards and I hope you won't tire of seeing Christmas too soon.  With so many cards to make, I feel like I need to get an early start. Even then, I'll probably not be ready on time.  I'll try to fit in something else once in awhile.

This card was pretty quick and easy.  I inked the stamp with markers and stamped it on a Natural White card base then used the markers to add some veins in the leaves and darken the berries a bit.  I masked the holly and stamped a few more leaves to fill it out.  I love the way this stamps because it makes it look frosty without adding any glitter.

By the way, thanks for all the positive comments about my very glittery card.  I'm glad I posted it and didn't trash it because it seems that many of you enjoyed it!

A clear block works well as a guide for the lines.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a block the right size, so I had to carefully slide it over as I drew.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peaceful Season, Many Merry Messages
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Naturals White
Accessories:  Soft Suede, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler SU Markers

I hope you found some inspiration here tonight.



Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Bonnie--you did a super job with that CAS sketch!! I had trouble seeing the possibilities in it, but you nailed it perfectly. That holly image is SO lovely!! Great job on this early Christmas card :)

Sarah C. said...

I like the outlined design and how you tied it in with the sentiment. Beautiful card, Bonnie! And thanks for inspiring my latest cards. :)