Friday, October 19, 2012

JAI #140 : JUST ADD CHEVRONS

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink, thanks to our lovely Trish, is to use chevrons on our papercraft project.   I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between zig-zags and chevrons, but think chevrons might be a repetition of zig-zags?  Whatever - they're very "on trend" in the papercraft world right now!

In an effort to gradually build up my stash of Christmas cards, to avoid the perennial last-minute-rush in December (happens every year, despite my best efforts!), I have created another Christmas card.  You'll be seeing quite a few from hereon in - just warning you.

LOVING Stampin' Up!'s Midnight Muse, and it goes so well with Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  These colours give a bit of a vintagey look to my card, I think.  I have included a length of stamped cotton ribbon (it's on p.20 of the Holiday Catalogue, if you're looking for it); the ink colour is muted, but I like that.




Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Mixed Medley
Card: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
DSP: Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Holiday Ornaments framelits dies, Basic Pearls, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Large Scallop edgelits, Basic Pearls, Chevron embossing folder, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon, sponge daubers, glue dots, 3/4" Circle punch


14 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful Christmas card Christine. Love the stamped cotton ribbon, might have to give it a try.

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  2. Christine I just love all the different chevrons you have used! Such a cool idea to stamp on the ribbon :)

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  3. Ohhhh Christine!! You are such a master craftswoman!! I am trying to think of a word that best describes your gorgeous creations and "rich" was one that comes to mind. "Rich" in colour, "rich" in texture", "rich" in pure gorgeousness!! and "rich" in inspiration. Thanks for sharing your "richness"!! Love love love your work!

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  4. Love the midnight muse, such a gorgeous colour. Just right for Christmas. The chevron background provides a perfect foil for the ornament.

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  5. Gorgeous colours and gorgeous Christmas card Christine. Love all the different chevron patterns you introduced using the DSP and embossing. Beautiful!! xxx

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  6. You're right, Christine - this is a great colour combo. Love the little touch of the pearls, they really balance out the card perfectly.

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  7. Gorgeous card, Christine. Love the colour combo and the ornament looks fab in Midnight Muse.

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  8. Very nice Christine! You've done it again! Love, Love Love It! Love the colour combination and espesially love the use of the Mixed Medley stamp on the Ornament Keepsakes image.

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  9. These colours together are really "wow" Christine! I do love all the new goodies you have incorporated too. Loving the stamped ribbon, just gorgeous! xxx

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  10. beatifully done!!!! amazing card!!!!
    tfs:)

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  11. Love your colour combo and all the different chevrons on your card Christine. The ornament looks wonderful with the merry christmas in the middle and I love your stamped ribbon. Gorgeous christmas card!

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  12. LOOOOOOVE this one Christine! Midnight Muse is absolutely gorgeous - so much elegance in this one!

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  13. What a beauty!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #82 with a link back to your blog on 10-28-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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    Have a great day!!
    Tiffany Bauer
    http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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