Friday, October 16, 2009


It is starting to look a lot like Christmas!!! Today I am showcasing for you a card for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I am part of the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas blog hop. I am so excited to be a part of this most wonderful time of the year hop!!! I am showcasing for you today a newly released digital set called O Christmas Tree. This is one of the fabulous tree images and sentiments that come in the set. I am using The Sweet Shop Sketch(SSS25) this week. Check out that link and play along. You may even want to make something with a Christmas theme! I really wanted to take this adorable Christmas tree image and vintage it up a bit. I printed my image and sentiment the size it came in the file attachment. However, the great thing about digital images is that they can be sized in editing software. If you have a great spellbinders label and the sentiment does not fit, just reduce it. Now, that is cool and so versatile.

I colored my tree image with copic markers. I kept the colors soft and light. However, I did add some ranger vintage ink to get it some warm tones. Since there is a cute little bunny in the picture, I decided to go with some nontraditional Christmas colors. I am using chocolate chip, always artichoke, and sweet blush cardstocks. I am also using some basicgray soft pink pattern papers. I pierced and faux stitched the panels to both background sections. I sponged with some ranger antique linen and vintage photo inks.
For the horizontal section, I love staggering my borderabilities..I have a little tip a alittle further down about how to line these up perfectly everytime. I used some sweet blush and chocolate chip for this section. I also ran the sweet blush through a SU texturz plate after I made the cuts. I finished with a fancy labels sentiment, bow with silver and button cording detailing, and silver pearl accents. I really love how it turned out.

Now for my layered spellbinders borderabilities tip. If you want the exact cutting marks and shapes to layer perfectly every time. Cut the border cardstock pieces the exactly length you need. I layer two for this card. Since these die cut machines cut through chipboard fairly quickly....I own the big kick, I figured layered cardstock should be a breeze. I use a tape one to stick them together and then pull them apart once they come through. I stagger the layers. On this card, the chocolate chip is alittle lower than the sweet blush border and all the shapes line up beautifully. Love that and I thought I would share.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!! Your comments are greatly appreciated!!!

Stamps
SNSS O Christmas Tree
Paper
white, sweet blush, always artichoke, dark chocolate
Ink
printer, ranger antique linen, vintage photo
Accessories
Spellbinders nestabilities & borderabilites, paper piercing template, foam squares, glue dots, mini bowdabra, button, silver cording, sponge, permanent fine tip marker for faux stitching, pink satin ribbon, copics, gold pearls





22 comments:

  1. Betty this is so so pretty, I always love your layers.

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  2. Question... When you are working with digital images what kind of ink do you have to have in your printer??? I color with copics and I don't want to buy an image and have my ink bleed into my copic colors. I've been hesitant to purchase digital images just because of this. Thanks for helping me, ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com , ms.cheryl

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  3. Beautiful card, Betty! So many perfect little details - excellent job!

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  4. Betty WOW WOW I LOVE LOVE your tree and those cute little animals...What a beauty this is!!!!

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  5. Betty, can I say that your cards are incredibly remarkable? Thank you for leaving such kind comments on my blog. I thought I'd sneak over and leave a comment, never knowing I'd be awe struck with such beautiful creations. WOW! I've seen some great cards blogging but you've stopped me in my tracks today! Woohoo! Your details are amazing. I love this card with non-traditional colors and those cute little animals - you did a beautiful job! So I scrolled down and WOW...MORE! I was so delighted with such work and even taking the time to write how you created them. You're an awesome person!! Just beautiful work!!

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  6. Just fabulous artwork, Betty! I love your take on the Sweet Stop sketch, it is wonderful! Thanks for playing along!! Nicole

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  7. What an adorable image, Betty!! Your layered cards are always so beautiful! TFS!

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  8. Betty! This is sooo stunning!! I love that adorable image and the really yummy ribbon!! :) SO SWEET! HUGS

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  9. OMGosh Betty, this is so stunning!!!! I am not very successful with digi images, my printer sucks and does not like any paper thicker than printer paper :C, but I love what can be done with them. You sure have created a masterpiece and it is so gorgeous, just waiting to be framed ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  10. Charming and gorgeous Betty!! Fabulous sketch, and coloring!!

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  11. How cute, Betty! As usual, I love the colors you choose!
    :)

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  12. Totally cute. Oh I love those little animals, very sweet card. Beautiful coloring, ribbon and layout Betty.

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  13. I love visiting your blog...Your taste in color is scrumptious! Your card here is just beautiful and all the time you put into it made it worth it!!!

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  14. this is such a cute image, betty-love all the detail you put into your cards

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  15. I never would have picked pink for my ribbon but it just goes wonderfully! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge!

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  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS card for the holidays - Betty!!! The image is soooo cute!!! Love this card!!! Hugs ~S~

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  17. So pretty Betty, and I just adore that image...how cute is that?! Another executed and perfectly colored creation by you...I love it!

    Happy Saturday!

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  18. Oh Betty this is adorable! I love this droopy tree!!! Love your layering and coloring and of course... always love your details!

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  19. So wonderful Betty! The green and pink look awesome together. Wonderful bow too!

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  20. This is just darling, Betty...and I love all of your fabulous layers!!

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  21. Totally adorable! Your details are always perfect!

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  22. Great digi image and you've given it your elegant style. Love the pink!

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