Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cards for Our Troops - Christmas Edition - Part 3

This is a third design for the Cards for Our Troops events this month. At the first event, Theresa and Susan got a lot done on this design, so the final event this month will find this design being assembled. THANKS AGAIN Theresa and Susan for all your wonderful help! :)

I have pined over the loss of Confetti Tan card stock for a couple of years now (actually, I don't even remember when SU! retired that neutral! lol), and resisted liking the Kraft card stock. I've used it several times over the last few months, and now I like it A LOT! lol I blame this on demo friend Tina M. who uses Kraft all the time. It took a couple years of her influence (- but I still won't become a "fly baby"! lol) The reindeer image is stamped in Chocolate Chip, then colored in with Close to Cocoa Stampin' Pastels - direct to paper for a soft look. The sentiment is sponged around the edges with Real Red to soften the starkness of the white around the words.

This is a classic layout that is quick and easy to put together when you need a card fast. Whether you use tag, circle, oval or square punches doesn't matter, and it doesn't have to be layered either. Three images across the top and a sentiment underneath - maybe add a background if you like.

Stamps: Merry & Bright, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red & Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Pastels, Tag & Small Tag Punch, Tag Corner Punch, 1/8" Hand Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch & Stampin' Sponge

1 comment:

Paula said...

These guys are cute, Juli! I just got this set. I didn't realize that the reindeer fit on the tag punch so well. I'll have to keep that in mind when I need a quick tag.