December 16, 2006

Simple Merry Christmas

So called "simple" cards are, at least for me, very difficult to pull off. Simple easily becomes boring. I'm not where I want to be on simple cards, but I thought I'd post this effort, nonetheless! I used SU's Holiday Thyme Paper for the tree and Mini Mates for the Star. (The idea of creating a tree with patterned paper is from Julie Ebersole). I punched holes in the tree with my Japanese screw punch (awesome tool). I stamped "Merry" in Thyme ink, using a set of clear polka dot alphabets from Amuse Arts, trying my best to align the letters with a Stamp Ma Jig. I used an SU Real Red marker for the dots in the tree and for the star. The card itself, a 4.25" square, is made out of SU's Naturals Ivory paper.

6 comments:

  1. Very nice. I like it.
    ~~Rita~~

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  2. Pretty card. You always do nice work.

    Joan, how is your mom? Is she back home yet? Still sending good thoughts your way.

    Rubber Hugs,
    Renee

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  3. Joan,
    This is my kind of card. Sweet and simple. It's a great card.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Blessed New Year. And a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year for your Mother also.

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  4. very merry - I love your simple card!

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  5. I love simple cards so I really like your card. But............I love your cards that are not simple. :) I hope that your Mom is okay Joan.

    Mary

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  6. really nice card Joan! I find that the "simple" cards are anything but. Every item must be perfectly in place and the design stellar for it to work. Definitly less room for error. Well done!

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