Friday

Simple Christmas Elegance



This Christmas card is a CASE from my upline's last group meeting. When she showed it to us, I knew I was going to have to make this because it is so simple to do, yet stunning to look at in real life. Not only that, but mailing these will be a snap! No bulky items to wonder about, no increased postage costs, and best of all, this card design is quick to put together so you could whip up a bunch to send to family and friends in no time flat.... yay! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty, KM... Truly, it is simple elegance at it's best!

The Whisper White cardstock was cut to 8 x 5 1/4 inches and scored in half to make the "card" 4 x 5 1/4 inches in size. The back of the "card" was adhered to a 1/4 sheet of Night of Navy with the card crease along the top to make a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card. It leaves such a pretty 1/8 inch dark blue border all around (the pic shows the top white layer bowing out a bit, so I took my bone folder afterward and ran it across the crease to stiffen it up and make the card lay flat against the base). To stamp the design, I cut a 2 x 3 3/4 inch rectangle out of the center of a 1/4 sheet of vellum using a ruler and craft knife, then stuck a small piece of repositionable tape along each rectangle edge. The vellum mask was put on top of the Whisper White, and I very lightly sponged Going Grey ink in the rectangular opening to create the grey block. The grouping of trees comes from a stamp from the timeless set ~ Lovely as a Tree, and it was stamped in Going Grey ink too. The vellum mask was removed, and the the large pine tree from the same stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink. Finally, the sentiment comes from one of our current Level 1 hostess sets called Best Yet and was also stamped in Night of Navy ink. I am finding this sentiment set to be extremely useful with a great variety of sayings, and perfect for adding just the right touch!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful card as much as I am... thanks again, KM... this one's a keeper! See you next time!!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Best Yet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, vellum
Ink: Night of Navy, Going Grey
Accessories: ruler and craft knife to create rectangle in vellum, sponge, repositionable tape

3 comments:

Twila said...

Great card. I actually did a similar card last year for my Christmas card, except I made the mask oval. I'm thinking I really like this better.

Lisa Page said...

I absolutely love this card. I just received this stamp set (LAAT) and haven't inked it up yet! When I do I am sure to case this card- very elegant, simple and beautiful!

Shellie G. said...

I'm so gonna CASE this card. My compliments to the creator! :-)
Have a great week!

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