Monday, August 3, 2009

Scary or Traditional? You Decide!

This fellow has caused quite a bit of debate among the other demonstrators in the team I belong to, with some saying he is scary and others liking him for the traditional feel he brings. What do you think? I was in two minds, but bought the set anyway (gotta get those Christmas cards sent early this year!) and now he's grown on me. I certainly don't think he's scary!

This was a really simple card to make, yet so effective. For the front I used Very Vanilla cardstock on Riding Hood Red, and used the matching ribbon to create a bit of elegance as well as tie the whole Christmasy theme together. The ribbon is newly available from the Spring Mini catalogue for $22.95 for a whooping 9 metre roll. To 'pop' the greeting up I covered it with Crystal Effects dimensional lacquer ($13.95), which gives a page pebble effect.

Inside the card I have used Very Vanilla for the inner panel, and have stamped the holly and greeting using Old Olive and Riding Hood Red ink. This set (Good Cheer - $46.95) is great value as you get a phrase for your card inner as well as the images.

Stay tuned for more peeks of what I've made from the new Spring Mini (have you got yours yet??).


Karen R said...
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Karen R said...

was being mean about the Santa but do love what you've created with him - it's stunning - you must be very clever to make him look so sensational

Ria said...

LOL Karen, I was thinking 'poor Santa! Karen will be on the naughty (as in naughty or nice) list this year'!!! Funnily though, this card is one of the most simple I've ever made. Just goes to show that sometimes less is more :~)