Monday, 5 December 2011

Monochromatic Mistletoe Warm Wishes Card

Back in 2008 I took Julie Ebersole's fabulous 'Simply Great Card Design' online class.  One of the cards Julie featured in the class was this green monochromatic card using the mistletoe stamp from the SU! Peaceful Wishes stamp set.  I really loved the card and the Peaceful Wishes set was already on my wish list so I knew I'd CASE the card one day.  I got the stamp set a few months ago and I've finally got round to making my version of Julie's card.

The A6 card base was made with SU! Certainly Celery CS and I added a strip of Celery CS that I'd embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons folder.  I stamped the SU! French Script stamp onto Very Vanilla CS using Crumb Cake ink and stamped the mistletoe over the top in Old Olive ink.   I cut out the panel with a Sizzix ticket Framelits die and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I added the sentiment tag and Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla ribbons and popped the panel up on an Old Olive rectangle.  To finish off the card front I put clear rhinestones at the ticket corners and a few on the mistletoe.

I cut a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card which I first stamped with the French Script stamp in Crumb Cake ink after stamping off once first. I really love this French Script background stamp, I think the reason it appeals to me more than the En Francais stamp is because it has a less formal, handwritten look to it.  I love my old, retired SU! stamps just as much as my current ones! I added a sentiment, mistletoe at the top and bottom and sponged the edges to finish the inside.  I stamped the mistletoe image repeatedly on the envelope flap, only re-inking after three stampings.  I think the paler celery with the darker olive makes a lovely combo for Christmas cards, I'll have to make more methinks!

Stamps: SU! Peaceful Wishes set, SU! French Script background stamp, Warm Wishes from Personal Impressions Christmas Messages clear set, inside sentiment from Stampendous
CS: SU! Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Crumb Cake
Tools: Holly Ribbons Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sizzix Framelits ticket die, SU! Word Window punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Certainly Celery & Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, basic rhinestones, 3d foam tape



Jacqueline said...

Simply stunning Ruth - Jacqueline xx

kelly said...

why oh why are you doing this too me Ruth?! I LOVE this card too, in fact it's my absolute favourite that I seen of your christmas cards this year!!
Does she atill do this online class? may have to take it if my cards will be more like yours!!
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

This is such a stunning monochromatic card! The stamped image is so elegant and the embossed border really dresses up the base without taking away from the main image.

Becky said...

One word: Lovely.
Ok a few more words, where is the mistletoe stamp from?