Tuesday, July 17, 2007

One week and couting...

I leave for convention one week from today and I am so not ready! I thought with convention being later this year, I would have more time to make swaps and it would be less stressful. Somehow though I am in the same situation I always am in.

This card is for the SCS Christmas card swap. I'm in group one. The layout is from sketch challenge 77 on splitcoast. This is one of my favorite sketches!

I used the Christmas Tree from Big Celebrations again. The sentiment and the snowflakes on the so saffron strip are both from the new set Short & Sweet. This set is what I always wanted Warm Words to be -- real sentiments, not just random words.

I think these colors go so well together and give a classic Christmas look as opposed to my blogger's challenge card last week.

I added Silver Shine glitter to the tinsel and dazzling diamonds glitter to the star. So here's the question. Do you think I should have glittered the ornaments as well. I don't have the red glitter, so if I did it would be dazzling diamonds. Post here and let me know what you think!

Stamps: Big Celebrations, Short & Sweet
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa
Card stock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:
Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Silver Shine glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch, Two-way glue pen

4 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

I LOVE adding sparkle to everything -- I have to hold back and tell myself that not EVERYTHING needs glitter all over it!

Ok....here's my 2 cents on your question.....It may be too much to add several different colors of glitters? Maybe just use all the same. And, instead of totally filling in the ornaments, just add some accents of glitter. You know...how things look when light shines on them and just like the top edge and come down the side a little. Kind of like snow capped. Did that make sense ;) Sometimes I sit for HOURS trying to decide such a thing! LOL Good luck. I LOVE the card as it is too!!!

rozie640 said...

Love it just the way it is, too bad I'm in group 4, but we'll discuss when I see you at CONVENTION!!! Yahoo. I am so not ready too. Love your card, leave it alone.

Pat Huntoon said...

Stef -- if I buy this set, you are paying my bill! Stop posting these great cards using it! I will not buy this set. I will not buy this set...At least if I break down and buy it I know where to go for inspiration!

Caroline said...

I think it looks fab as it is! If you are dying to change it, maybe a dab of Crystal Effects on the ornaments, but that's it :)

You *know* I'm going to have to CASE this... love the colour/shape combo!