Thursday, December 23, 2010

Silent Night

The theme of the latest Wee Memories blog challenge is Colours of the Season. I've been doing a bunch of Christmas cards lately, so I decided to do one for this challenge. The only requirement was to use colours that are regularly associated with the holidays.

I have always loved the church in this set. Turns out, however, that it's rather big for my hand and the amount of pressure it requires to get a clean image is difficult for me to achieve. As a result, I don't use it very often. In fact, I found another set that serves me equally well and is easier to use. So this will be the final year I use the Silent Night set before it goes into the next lss garage sale.

I kept the card very clean and simple. I quite like the image on its own with no glitter or anything; it looks like a hand drawn sketch.

Note that this card is another that isn't the standard A2 size; I believe it is A6 (4.75" x 6.5"), with the card base measuring 1/4" smaller

The image was too big to mat, so I inked it.
Details:Cardstock: Real Red (SU!); Patterned Paper : Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey); Ink Tuxedo Black (Memento), True Thyme (SU!); Stamps: Silent Night (image); Christmas Cardinal (sentiment)


Becky said...

This is so beautiful!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your card is so pretty!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog siehledwithakiss. I truly appreciate your kind words! happy holidays!

Becky said...

That stamp is beautiful! I have a hard time with larger stamps too. Sometimes wish I had three hands! BTW, I picked embroidery because it was the least tedious needlework out there! Ha! I have little patience as well! Lol! Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
Tip: ink your stamp, then lay the stamp down (inked side up) and then put the paper ontop of the stamp. It works for me.

Ann said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories! :D

Jinny Newlin said...

What a gorgeous, deep blue image! Thanks for playing along in Wee Memories' Scrappy Saturday Challenge!