Thursday, October 29, 2009

Simple christmas


Simple christmas
Originally uploaded by turleyfamily(Dawn)

This weeks challenge at Hero Arts is to make a simple holiday card. My idea seemed simple enough... in theory that is.... it did take a bit longer than I anticipated. It is a longer card (10.5 cm x 21 cm) I cut a white panel a bit smaller and stamped the fir boughs along the top. They were from a Inkadinkadoo set. I then stamped HA Antique Brocade in red onto red patterned paper. I cut out the three hearts with my Nestibilites die. I then highlighted the stamping with a white gel pen and edged in red ink. I added a small silver strip as the topper and then popped them on the white panel. I drew the strings up to the top and embossed the sentiment in the corner. Layer all this onto the silver card then onto the base card. I think the whole will go quicker next time round.... all the deciding whether to add ribbons ( did not do so) or whether to draw the strings or to use real string.... that's what took the time. Anyway all finished and I am pleased with the result which is the main thing.
Thanks for stopping by. It's almost the end of the week for me so I am happy.

8 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Very pretty! I love the idea of the heart ornaments. Design is clean and simple and really lovely! (I am happy it is closer to the weekend too!)

paula said...

Yay for weekends :). Your card is beautiful Dawn. I love the hearts, they are really sweet.

Tiffany said...

Oh yum! Love your style of incorporating red hearts for Christmas, why not? I think hearts could definitely be a new favorite for this holiday!

Virginia L. said...

Brilliant idea! I love the heart-shaped ornament! FANTASTIC card, Dawn!! Thanks for stopping by at my blog! I appreciate your feedback and comments!

donna mikasa said...

Love the hanging heart ornaments! Simple cards to tend to be a little more challenging for me, too!

Vanessa said...

This is fabulous! Love your clever and cute heart card!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! What a creative idea to turn the ornaments into hearts! Beautiful! :-)

Diana said...

Such sweet hearts. Nice!