Monday, November 24, 2008

What was I thinking?

Christmas in orange? Don't go there. I was trying to match the jamba juice gift card. And in person, it's really not that bad...I kind of liked it. Well, until I photographed it and began editing. The bird looks like a crow, and the stickles don't show up as much as irl...so it looks more Halloweenish. Sorry. I loved the idea though, and I won't have time to do this later as I have a ton of errands to do. But I wanted to show you this awesome idea that was used for the SCS Technique Challenge found HERE.

For the front of my gift card holder, I used my new Labels I Nestabilities Diecut!! I LOVE this shape...I'm sure you will see me use it often.

I stamped Nature's Dance (Penny Black) with Tuxedo Black (Memento), onto Frosted Orange (Prismatics) I then sponged Dried Marigold (Ranger Distress) all over the panel, embossed it with the Leaf folder, and rubbed Tea Dye (Ranger) over the leaves. I then added Copper Stickles to the berries. The sentiment is from the Clear Design set Thinking of You Messages. I thought the brackets fit perfectly with the Labels I shape. *grin* The sentiment on the inside is Script Merry Christmas (Northwoods)

Be sure to check out the tutorial on SCS...It's so easy and has so many possibilities!!

Also, Stamper's Dream is have a 15% off sale on all their Christmas stamps. Just type the coupon code HOLIDAYS when checking out!!

Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black, Hero Arts
Paper - Orange, Black (Prismatics)
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Dried Marigold and Tea Dye (Ranger Distress)
Accessories - Labels I Diecut (Nestabilities), corner rounder, cuttlebug, grossgrain ribbon, pearls, copper stickles, scor-pal

11 comments:

Michelle said...

You are too, too funny! Okay...the orange does make it look a little Halloweenie, but IT DOES match the gift card! Mission accomplished! :-)

Beautiful design and I love your use of the Labels One set!

Great job, Tosh! :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I like it in orange...matchy-matchy with the card is always good in my book, and I can totally see the stickles too. :)

StampOwl said...

wow you have been busy today ... another stunner!!!!

dpkennedy said...

It's very pretty despite not being very Christmassy! Love that it matches the gift card!

Kimberly said...

Um, GORGEOUS!!!! Holy buckets-that is amazing! I LOVE what you did with the embossed background and stamping-stunning!!!!!!!!!
And I really like the "orange!" :)

Stampmouse said...

very pretty I love it in orange

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, even though you think it's Halloweenish. I love the texture and sparkle too!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I think it's gorgeous - I love the bit of sparkle and I'm really thinking I NEED to buy those nesties now!!
hugs, Jami

silkeledlow said...

This is awesome - Tosh!!! I love non-traditional colors and cards!!!
I think it's gorgeous!!!Need my address :)???

Laurie in MN said...

I was looking through your cards and had to stop and closely look at the wonderful orange card.

I never thought of Halloween or thought the bird was a crow.

JAR said...

I absolutely love the way this looks - whether you think it's Halloweeny or not! Beautiful design - I love that embossed background!

 
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