December 11, 2011

Fair Isle Greetings


Hey there!  Are you ready to see *lots* of cards using WPlus9's Fair Isle Backgrounds?  I have the first two today, but I've been playing with this set all weekend, along with Winter Wishes, to make my holiday cards.

The first thing I wanted to do with this set was to CASE a gorgeous card by Amy Kolling.  (Thanks Amy!)  I stamped the Fair Isle pattern onto kraft cardstock using Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz, and white ink.  I tied a white twill ribbon around the panel and added a punched tag, which I stamped with one of the medallions and a sentiment from Winter Wishes.

I don't often ink edges on my cards, but I added some soft white sponging around the edges of the kraft panel and tag for a snowy look.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Scarlet Jewel, Kraft)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Fair Isle Backgrounds, Winter Wishes)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz), Clearsnap (Frost White)
Tools:  McGill (tag punch)
Accessories:  white twill ribbon, jute twine

The second card is a clone of the first, only I swapped out the colors for wintry blues and used Enchanted Evening grosgrain ribbon.


These cards will be perfect for some friends of ours who don't celebrate Christmas, but enjoy getting an end-of-the-year card with updated photos of our kids.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, White)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Fair Isle Backgrounds, Winter Wishes)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze)
Tools:  McGill (tag punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (ribbon), DMC floss

This set is so much fun to stamp with!  I'll be back tomorrow with another set of cards using Fair Isle Backgrounds in these two color schemes.  I hope you'll stop by!

Have a great start to your week, friends!

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Love these...what a pretty stamp set!

Dawn said...

These are gorgeous Christina! I LOVE Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze together. Thanks for highlighting this set so beautifully!

xiumaiyuki said...

Oh girlie, you are sooooo selling this set to me!! Love what you've done with it. Fabulous cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are just absolutely BEAUTIFUL, girl! Way to really make this set shine!

Marisa said...

Reminds me of the sweaters you see knit with this pattern. Great work on both!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Christina. I am a bow lover...and the bows on top of this beautiful pattern are stunning!

Lindsay said...

Oh my gracious, these are GORGEOUS! I LOOOOOOOVE them! So so perfect Christina!

Kim S said...

My Fair Isle set is still sitting unopened...but you have absolutely inspired me. Gorgeous!

Cristina said...

Beautiful. I love those little coordinating tags. Can't wait to see what other magic you've created with these sets!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Such gorgeous cards, Christina! I was so in love with your first one, then you blew me away with the second! Now I'm not even sure which one I like better!!! I meant to email you over the weekend, but it's been crazy with upcoming holidays...My blog candy arrived Saturday! Thank you so much again! I will have to share with you what I Smash! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Your backgrounds are so pretty Christina. Lovely color combinations too. :o)

Vickie Z said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! Fabulous combo of colors and tags are perfect!!!

Suzanne said...

GORGEOUS! You have inspired me, friend!

Though I am feeling some sadness for you...assuming something did not come in the mail? :(

Ginny said...

These are just too pretty!!! They left me with my mouth wide open!! And they certainly make me want to get this set - to CASE your cards!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

oh my, both are just so lovely.

Diane Jaquay said...

oh WOW, I think the Kraft card is my favorite of all of them! I need to pin that so I can remember that I NEED this set lol!

Jen W. said...

Love these! The look like little swatches of warm and cozy sweaters!

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