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>> Friday, December 9, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Well we're getting down to the wire with sending out Christmas cards, so I have a fairly quick and simple one today. Seems I always need a few extra and this late in the season, they really need to be quick. 

I had this piece of white already die cut so I used some Distress inks to sponge in some pink/reds from the upper left and some lime greens from the lower right. The pine bough was stamped a couple of times w/ a combo of the green Memento inks and the greeting was stamped w/ black. I added a narrow pine green layer & instead of using another white layer to use the embossing folder on, I embossed the front of the card. The trick w/ this is, because I only wanted the front embossed, I had to put the card front in upside down in the folder, so it needed to be a pattern that looked good going either direction. Anything else would just look upside down :)

I added a die cut paper bow to finish. Here's a look at the inside. The embossed card front also gives a nice look to the top of the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Pine Bough, Christmas Everyday,  (inside - From My House)
paper: Staples 110# white
ink: Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy, northern pine, Distress inks candy apple, fired brick, twisted citron, mowed lawn
accessories: Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Sizzix embossing folder (Alpine set 658191), ODBD small bow die


Shelia said...

Beautiful CAS card, Julie. I like how you used Paris of the front panel to cut a frame for the inside. Super cute!

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful card Julie.

Donna Whitten said...

Love your beautiful card!

Karin said...

The soft red and green is so pretty! Love the clean look :)

Sue said...

What a beautiful, eye catching card! Absolutely LOVE the paper bow and how quick I could crank out this card too!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh wow Julie, that is so beautiful! I love the sponged colors and the embossing and pine bough!! Gorgeous bow and gorgeous card!!
Love the sentiment too!

nwilliams6 said...

The shading and colors on this are amazing! You sure know how to make a card POP! Beautiful card, Julie. Hugz

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