Friday, November 29, 2013

season of joy {print-inspired}

My favorite inspiration for Christmas cards this year has been Minted.  Their designs are so amazing and fresh.

I loved this card the moment I laid eyes on it:


and made my own version, using Papertrey Ink stamps:

season of joy

To give dimension, I heat-embossed some of the elements with white embossing powder and stamped the rest with a white ink onto the grey base.  I mounted the grey piece onto a white card-base.  I prefer writing inside a white card, instead of smudging a white gel pen on a dark paper (being left-handed has its challenges...)

My favorite thing about this card is that it is completely flat - so perfect for mailing!

Have a great weekend, all.

♥.





18 comments:

  1. So stunning and striking! This is gorgeous, the red and white look amazing against the black!

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  2. Absolutely perfect, love yours more! ;)

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  3. Beautiful, love the idea of some of the branches being embossed :)

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  4. Wow...this is gorgeous! Love the black background, just beautiful.

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  5. Oh, this is gorgeous, Elena! I love it.... and might make my own version, because it's just so wonderful!

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  6. I love the depth you added by embossing a few of the branches... this is gorgeous!

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  7. This is stunning Elena! So elegant. I'm going to have to CASE this...I love it!!!

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  8. Your version is miles better, this is nothing short of stunning perfection!! Every element so perfectly placed, and I love the faux dimension created by the heat embossing!!

    And I've learned something new - you're a leftie!! :-) See, that's why people should read posts. They miss stuff otherwise. :-)

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  9. Elena, this card is so beautiful! Can you share how you created the red berries? Is that red embossing powder? Thanks!

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  10. gorgeous. I'd also like to know how you did the red berries.

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  11. So a stunning and inspiring card. Like you--saw it, knew I had to try it!

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