Monday, September 16, 2013

Lots of White Space Christmas Card


There's a tutorial and "boot camp" challenge at the Stars and Stamps blog today that's all about using white space as a design element for your cards. I just love the tree pattern in this embossed panel and thought it could stand alone, so I worked around it instead of "on it."  (Sorry, I embossed this panel at a friend's house and don't know who makes it.) I added a panel of olive card stock and matching striped ribbon, along with a red banner. I punched 3 mini trees with a SU! punch, and embossed the SU! sentiment in gold to bring it all together. What I like most about this card is that it's flat and won't require extra postage!

Here's a close up of the sentiment panel...


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great week ahead!

Carol

ETA: the embossing folder is by Sizzix and it's from the Evergreen & Snow Flowers set.

10 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I love this card, especially those darling little trees. Gotta run, talk to you later.

Ava Oxley said...

Carol - your white space looks like a warm winter sweater. How Yummy and great work!

Paula S. said...

Hi Carol! This design is a really nice example of using white space as a design element and the embossing texture is wonderful and adds so much interest. It's the kind of card you wish you could hold in your hands to feel it. Thanks for joining in on the Sept. Bootcamp!

Anne Slattery said...

Love the texture on this card. The trees look like brads! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Mougel said...

Hi Carol, I love embossing folder that you used on your card. The little gold trees add a nice touch with the gold embossed ribbon.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas card, I like all the texture. Your trees first reminded me of my crochet days. when I would make ripple aghans...smile.

MaryH said...

Your white embossing just makes the rest of the card sparkle & shine. Like bright snow on a winter's day. Loved the stripey ribbon (Christmas candies?) with the red banner over top of it. Sweet little mini tree trim too. TFS

nwilliams6 said...

I love that ef!!! I need to find it. YOur card is wonderful! Hugz!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The EF is Sizzix... just don't know the name.. sorry. Beautiful card, Carol!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Carol, love the texture and the shiny little trees. Love that embossing folder too :) Cathy x