Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Verve Christmas

I finally picked up a couple of Verve sets a few weeks back so I decided to ink up Ornamental Christmas for my Christmas card this week. I know, I know...I didn't have a Christmas card last week. Seriously, I completely ran out of time and I'm blaming it on our vacation. :)

I chose very traditional colours for this card, burgundy, green and gold, and I just happened to have some fabulous Cosmo Cricket papers with those colours...yay! The swirly ornament is sooooooo elegant that I decided to emboss it in gold. I never emboss...ever...I just don't think of it, but I'm really pleased with the look here. I also embossed the ornament onto the patterned paper then paper pieced the center. For the layout I used one of the anni-Verve-sary sketches from Splitcoast, AVS203, but I flipped it to work with the image.

The rest of the card is pretty basic, although the gold paper just doesn't look as pretty in the photo as it does in real life...sigh. I did colour the clear rhinestones with a deep red copic though, and I also ran a dark green copic over the grosgrain ribbon to darken it a little.

Thanks for stopping by!


Janet said...

super card! i love it!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Gorgeous Karen!! I just ordered some NEW Xmas paper from Cosmo Cricket. Jodi and I each did some damage to the pocket book!! Hope all is well with you!!! HUGS!!

Emily said...

What yummy colors Karen! I love the embossing on this's perfect!

Jane Wetzel said...

Royal looking Karen! Gorgeous!

Norine said...

this is so pretty and elegant