Sunday, August 12, 2007

Blitzen Christmas


More cards, combining my Christmas challenge with my "ribbon jar cover layouts"! (That's the technical term anyway.)
I've been playing with corners a lot lately;, I created these using the cuttlebug "textile" embossing folder that I got on sale at Eclectic Paperie in my last order. I embossed plain paper, then cut them in squares and snipped a little "v" in the middle of the corners. To get the 2-toned effect, I ran brown distress ink over the top of the embossing. The ink pad will make contact mainly with the raised areas, leaving the unembossed part of the paper untouched.















The layouts were created by taking 2 pieces of coordinating patterned cardstock, measuring 4" x 5 1/4". I laid them on top of each other and traced the lid from my ribbon jar on both sides of the paper. Then I cut along the traced line through both layers of cardstock at once. Interchange the patterns and piece them together on your card. For more detailed instructions, see my post dated August 2nd. Remember, you don't have to trace circles; on some of the cards I just cut along the corners and interchanged the corners to create a two-toned pattern effect.

The striped paper is by Basic Grey, "Blitzen Collection", Ribbon Candy. The burgundy paper is from Stampin Up's double sided Christmas papers (last year) and the stamp is by Hero Arts, called "Nice Little Flower Border".

10 comments:

Jen said...

I am such a fan of your artwork, I know everyday my google reader takes me to your page, I'm assured that I'm going to see some incredible artwork. Thank you for always taking the time to share with your fellow stampers. You truly are an amazing artist.

Flossie's Follies said...

These cards are wonderful, love the colors you used and your layouts.

Dottie K said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I really enjoy your work. These are stunning. Love the colors. TFS :)

Stampin' D'Amour said...

ZAPSTER!! More great WORKS of ART!!! LOVE stopping by your BLOGGY!! It's the best!

When are you going JUNKIN' again?? You always find the coolest SHABBY JUNK! :0)

HUGS!!!

-pamela

Sandy said...

I've been giggling about your Christmas papers for a while now...you must be some kinda shopper come holiday time! loL! These all look fabulous, not just this set, but all of your Christmas in August ones. Makes me wish I had holiday papers leftover, but I blasted through it all last year!
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Tex said...

Good Golly Ms. Lolly!
You just totally take the Blitzen cake, Missy!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooo!!
Merry Un-Christmas!!

Sooon ... sooon!
~Tex

HB said...

Ok. Stop it. My bum is hurting from falling off my chair from all this GORGEOUSNESS you are creating!!

Ok. I lied. DON'T STOP EVER!!!

Ila said...

More Fabulous cards...I love them!! thanks for all the great ideas too....and your creative mess pic..well..at first I thought "Hey, I know that room".

asela said...

Hi Lisa, I just found your blog and love you art work. I added you to my list of blogs.

Kristina Lewis said...

Amazing as usual, you talented woman!! Your blog is the BEST!!