Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another Easy Peasy Card!!

Ok, after yesterday, now I am on a kick to crank out some more Christmas cards with ease! I pump up the Christmas Carols on my i-pod and... voila... just the fuel I need to create! Love it!

This is one I came up with over the weekend. I love the elegant design of the stamp and love that fact that this image is so beautiful on its own, you don't need a lot of "stuff" on the card to send a powerful message!

This card was super duper simple - stamp the nativity using Adirondack Denim Ink - trim 1/4" around edge, edge with silver leafing pen and then mat onto navy cardstock. Use a denim blue cardstock base, attach your nativity piece and then, using a Quickie Glue pen add the die cut corner image (Cuttlebug Vintage Die). After my card was together, I did add a hot fix rhinestone for my star. The inside was done by matting a piece of white card stock that measured 4 by 5-1/4" on the inside.

Here's a peek at the sentiment.....
And... this is how many you can make in an hour!
That's it my friends... another easy peasy Christmas card... just in case you needed some last minute inspiration! ;-) I should mention, this card qualifies for Penny's Paper Challenges! The challenge this go round was "Christmas Stars" -- well I think my little rhinestone bling over the nativity qualifies! :-) Click HERE to check out the challenge! It runs until December 23rd!

Stamps: Inkadinkado (Nativity), Stampabilities(sentiment)
Paper: Bazzill, Flourishes Classic White
Ink: Adirondack Denim
Extras: 3mm hot fix rhinestones, Pilot silver leafing pen
Dies: Cuttlebug Vintage Dies (corner die)
Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I almost forgot.... check this out! Click HERE to check out the sale! :-)


Janine said...

Beautiful Julie!!
Hope all is well with you!!!

Robbie said...

Julie, I absolutely LOVE your card set!! Not only do I love simple cards, I love the fact that the emphasis on THIS one is the image reiterated by the sentiment inside!! Beautiful card.

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card and using the blue tones makes it especially pretty. Mom

Jan Castle said...

Great card! I made two and colored the entire thing, used stardust jelly roll pens, copics, stickles, smooch, ribbon, etc. Took me several hours...think I will do your version for the next ones!!! LOL!
Jan Castle

Velta said...

Julie ~ This is just beautiful...and yes, it does send a very powerful message...very clean and simple = elegant!!!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Penny said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Thank you so much for participating with Penny's Challenges this week!!

Happy happy holidays!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh so gorgeous Julie...so lovely in the blues!

dpkennedy said...

This is lovely and so elegant! The gem is just perfect!

NancyK said...

This is a gorgeous image and I love the soft blue look you created. I've had my eye on some IO stamps so thanks for the heads of on their sale!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely artwork! I was admiring this stamp today at M's. It was even on sale. Thanks for the inspiration!


Shawna said...

What a beautiful card!

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh ... how did I miss this???? Duh!!! Anyways ... these are gorgeous and yes your star is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Challenges! I hope you find time to join us again this Wednesday ... I know pretty busy time .. but it's going to be an "easy one"! SSsshhhh don't tell everyone .. I'm just trying to help you out!! LOL!!
I got your card today ... GORGEOUS as ever ... thanks my friend ... yours is on my worktable in pieces ... I hope to get it to you before the new year ... yikes, I'm behind!! Happy Holidays!!