October 2, 2010

Introducing Retro Christmas


Hello, and Happy World Card Making Day!  I am so excited today to be taking part in the countdown to the release of Practicing Creativity's two new stamp sets!  The set I will be previewing is called Retro Christmas, and it is completely adorable and fun to work with.  Let's take a look, shall we?

Today's card features the two retro ornaments, which I embellished with my 2-way glue pen and some clear glitter.  I covered them completely with Glossy Accents to seal the glitter and add some shine, and they look gorgeous in person!  I punched a tiny hole in the top of each one, then threaded silver satin floss through the top.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, white)
Stamps:  Practicing Creativity (Retro Christmas)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Black, Cranberry, Seaglass, Lettuce, Antique Pewter)
Tools:  EK Success (corner rounder), Fiskars (border punch, hole punch)
Accessories:  Jo-Ann (craft glitter), Ranger (Glossy Accents), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), DMC floss

The sentiment is also included in Retro Christmas, and I adore this font!  I added a few red gems below it for more sparkle.  I was still having fits with my sewing machine when I made this, so I just pierced around the edge of the white panel to finish it off.

There is much more Retro Christmas fun to be had at Courtney's blog today!  Make sure you stop by to see creations by design team members Dana, Paulina, and Karen, plus this month's other two guest designers Jackie Solomon and Heather Pulvirenti.  You also won't want to miss a fun contest in honor of World Card Making Day over on the Practicing Creativity Blog.  The winner gets to be a guest designer next month!

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the next set of sneak peeks!  I hope you have a chance to get crafty on this World Card Making Day!

9 comments:

Karen B. said...

This is just a grand card! Love your colors and layouts, and what a fabulous tip for the ornaments! Great to have you joining us, your work is just fantastic.

Jen Carter said...

Love this card!! I love how you made the ornaments and I agree that that font is fabulous!

Laurel said...

I just love your card and layout. And I love the hanging ornaments. Just precious.

Amy said...

I am in LOVE with this layout and that font!! Those ornaments hanging from above is such a neat touch!

Nance said...

This is so much fun Christina! I love those sweet little ornaments and how you've made them sparkle. LOVE the placement of that great sentiment and the pretty little rhinestones. Beautiful!

Dana said...

Christina, this is such a fabulous card. I love that you cut out and popped up those ornaments with the string. Just such an eye-catching detail! Not to mention the glitter and glossy accents...you rock!

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. A perfect Christmas card. I love your colors and tat string is just gorgeous.

Kristy Smith said...

Great card! I'm so addicted to glossy accents and this was such a great way to use them! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

HOw fun is this!? I love the glossy accents! Such a great addition here!

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