Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Still counting...

Here's another card for the World Card Making Day count down - I'm not promising one a day all the way to October 3rd though!

I thought I'd go for a "winter" card rather than necessarily a Christmas one this time and the Evergreen Holiday set (designed by Becky Olsen for the All Things Considered line at CHF) seemed perfect.

I guess we all know people who don't really celebrate Christmas but appreciate a nice card anyway, just so they know they're in your thoughts. I think this design works either way - Christmas or just simply winter greetings!

This is a very simple card - just a small image to colour (five Copics: Brick Beige, Chamois, Dark Brown, Grayish Olive and Verdigris) and a little matting and layering with some thread and stitching to finish it off. I scuffed the DP and the textured cardstock a little to give it more interest. As ever, you can click through for a better view of the card if you'd like it.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Evergreen Holiday (All Things Considered line)

Simply Smooth Vanilla (CHF)
Olive dark (Prism Papers)
DP from Earthy Paper pad (Heartwarming Vintage)
DCWV Neutrals Border Punch Strip

Adirondack Dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Copic markers
Linen thread
Sewing machine and thread

The discount code for 25% off at the PaperCrafts/CK store and all the details about World Card Making Day and the WCMD blog tour are in the post right under this one if you'd like those.

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

That colouring is superb Joanne. Beautiful card XXX

Gez Butterworth said...

Great card Joanne. The pine cones look almost read.xx

Kaz said...

Another beautiful card Joanne x

Darlene said...

I love the WARMTH of this card! Wonderful creation Joanne!!

Hearts Turned said...

Saw your notice in the forum and came over right away! LOVE your cards, Joanne! They're so warm & rustic--beautiful! Love the Christmas "quilt" shown on yesterday's post! Need to come visit more often--enjoy your blog!

Hearts Turned said...

I'm back, Joanne---you just forced me to purchase the "Night Before Christmas" set--I'm in BIG trouble now! (thanks!)

itsallrosi said...

love it!

Janice said...

Oh go on.. post a card every day till WCMD lol! No pressure then.

Great card, good for a man or a woman.

tracy said...

very lovely joanne :)

Anonymous said...

beautifully stamped and coloured.

Sid said...

Lovely stuff Joanne !!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful - that paper is lovely!

Effie said...

Great colouring... looks lifelike!

CLARE said...

Gorgeous - I love how you have coloured the stamped image

Michelle Forrest said...

This is so pretty. I love the simplicity of it.