Sunday, February 10, 2013

Country Stars

Here is a pretty non-traditional Christmas card and I felt like it ended up having a bit of country feel to it, especially with the colors.
 
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  The card base is white cardstock.  The brown mat is 5 1/4"x4" and the white mat is 5"x3 3/4."  The hanging stars were cut with my Silhouette.  I adhered them to the white mat and trimmed off the tops of the "string" once I had them in place.  The scalloped scallop border is from Elegant Edges.  I cut it longer than the white mat and trimmed it after I got it centered.  The white layer was put through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
 
The sentiment is from my stash.  I stamped it in jumbo java ink by Tsukineko.  I colored in the little stars with a dark yellow marker to match the yellow cardstock I used.  I matted the sentiment twice, once on yellow and once on brown cardstocks.  The mats are 1/8" larger than the previous layer and I trimmed the white cardstock to fit the sentiment.
 
 
I made this card for the following challenges:

9 comments:

  1. Great holiday card. Loving that stamp too!

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  2. I like the country style! This is wonderful--those stars hanging down are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  3. A lovely CAS Christmas card - you've made perfect use of our colours this week at 52CCT - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

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  4. This is such a lovely Christmas card Paula, great job with the colours! The hanging stars and charming sentiment do add a warm country feel!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

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  5. what a fun card. Great use of the scallops. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Unscripted Sketches

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  6. This is fab so CAS, love your design and it fits our colour combo so well. Thanks fr playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  7. It definitely has a country feel to it and I LOVE it. It really seems so comforting to me for some reason. You did a fabulous job with this tough non-traditional combo. I just might have to CASE you on this one :o) Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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