Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Card Exchange

Hi there!

Are you ready for Christmas? Shopping all finished? Gifts all wrapped? Cards all sent out? I am so totally NOT ready! I still have some cards to create and mail out, and I've also got quite a bit of shopping to do! It all just snuck up on me so fast this year! Yikes! I've got Saturday off from work and next Tuesday too, so hoping to get it all finished by then!

I do have a card to share with you tonight. I created it for the Hero Arts, Flickr group, Christmas card exchange, organized by my friend, Anita.

I used the Merry Christmas Trees set and the Fabulous Flourish Stamp, both from Hero Arts. This photo shows the card closed.

  
I stamped the Fab Flourish, tone-on-tone on the red portion. The green panel was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then I stamped the Fab Flourish again, this time just using water, to remove some of the ink. The card opens in line with the white strip - see?

 
And here's a photo with a peek at the inside - also stamped with the Fab Flourish.


I sent my card to Deb and she let me know earlier today that she received it.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by! :)

24 comments:

Cat Craig said...

I so love the design of your card Barb. The colors are rich, and the texture of the tone on tone is wonderful. Gorgeous.

Greta said...

Lucky Deb! This is an absolutely gorgeous, classic Christmas card--love it, Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

a real beauty!
a classic Beauty!
Love your card Barb!

Virginia L. said...

Love how you decorated the trees!! Beautiful job, Barb! Now that I see it opens, I love it even more! Hope you are keeping up with the holiday hustle and bustle! I am feeling the busy-ness now...!

Martha said...

Barb, I had to come see more pictures of your GORGEOUS card! I love the FUN opening, and the tone on tone stamping. You've created a real beauty!

paula said...

Hi Barb, this is a beautiful card. This is stunning.

Lynn said...

I love those gorgeous flourishes and the inside is incredible Barb!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
A beautiful traditional Palette, and a wonderful design and technique of tone on tone, it just looks great.
Smiles:)
Sue

joy said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love that tone on tone technique and the flourish stamp.

Don't fret - somehow everything alwasys does get done in time!!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful card, and I really like your use of the traditional holiday color palette.

Brenda said...

I really love teh design of this card Barb and the stamping on the inside, quite Fabulous really! (Happy shopping!)

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!Very pretty,love the paper you use...

Anita Rex said...

So pretty! Love the pearls on the tree and lover that even the inside of the card is special! :> Deb was so lucky!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a beautiful card with the best sentiment of all. Perfect!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love the rich red and green you used, Barb, and all the bling! I'm sure Deb loved it!

walchowDesign said...

Fabulous design, Barb! Love the pop up of the green trees on the red bg.

I am still making christmas cards and I can't wait to finish them!

Deirdre said...

Stunning Barb - love it!

Nat said...

so beautiful, love this merry card! Wishing all the best this Christmas to you and your family. Huge Hugs, Nat :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

The short-cut front panel is a fabulous design element. Great planning to have the white strip from the inside appear to be apart of the front. Fabulous inside design too! Have a very merry week Barb!

Simone said...

This is beautiful Barb! I love the shorter front panel and the traditional colours. A gorgeous card and love the inside design too :)

Jette said...

I've just finished my christmas shopping. Next step is writing merry christmas wishes and greetings to the cards I've bought for my family and friends and I'm done.

That's a beautiful card i must say. Happy crafting!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love the flourish inside the card too! I'm not quite ready for Christmas, but getting there. :)

Maureen Morton said...

Loving this great depth of color and wonderful design - inside and out! Deb must be grinning.

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