Tuesday, October 13. 2009
This morning I wanted to show you how you can combine my new set Sleigh Ride with my last set Happy Harvest. I used this week's sketch over on CPS for the layout of my card.
My base is PTI kraft. The decorative paper is Twilight by Memory Box. I faux-stitched using my Copic Multiliner. Instead of piercing holes through my card base and decorative paper, I actually just dotted faux holes with my Copic Multiliner and then connected the dots. I LOVE the way this turned out! And best of all, no holes in my card base.
The pinecone and greenery filler image is from Sleigh Ride stamped in Palette Burnt Umber ink. The hurricane candle is from Happy Harvest. I used my prismacolor pencils to color it all in. Then added some shimmer with my Copic Spica chocolate and gold glitter pens.
I finished my card off with two brown brads and my sentiment which is also from Happy Harvest.
Now onto the candy part of today's post. How would you like to win your very own set of Sleigh Ride before it's even released?!?! That's right, Kate has generously offered up one set for me to give away to you. To be entered, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me when you start making your holiday cards. Only those comments that answer the question will be entered. Comments will stay open until 11:59pm on Thursday October 15th and I'll post the winner the morning of October 16th.
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I can see I will have to get this set as well so I can combine them hmmmmm!!! Absolutely stunning card. I am a faux stitching addict now LOL
I think I made my first holiday card this year in August! I am only making them here and there but they add up quickly!
When do I start? Not soon enough or at the last minute! Which ever one comes later. Very sad huh? Procrastinator from the get-go, I often end up cutting or coloring in the car on the way somewhere. This year I will do better! I know I will. I really like the satisfaction I feel of getting something done on time - never mind early - so it's going to happen. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the way this set works with your first release.
Gorgeous card Tracy! You are one of my favorite card designers. So, when do I start making Christmas cards? It's hard to believe, but I started about a month ago this year. I don't know what got into me to get me in the mood THAT early. Usually it's closing in on the beginning of December and I'm rushing around trying to make cards and then end up buying some at the last minute. Hopefully I'll have them all done and ready to send by that time this year!
Beautiful, the new set looks great from the peeks. Your stitching is so clever. All the cards below are pure eye candy!!
Being able to combine diff stamp sets is FABULOUS Tracy!
I love how you can do that! Love that faux stitching.
Beautiful card Tracy, and your sets look like so much fun! Glad you could play along with the challenge your card is fabulous!
This is just beautiful!!! I am going to start christmas cards soon because I have a craft fair I am doing in November and I like to have some ready for that.
I love how you combined your two sets to make that card...which is beautiful by the way!! Now to answer your question, I try to start making my holiday cards before Thanksgiving. That does not always happen though. Maybe this year I will get to do it then.
I start making cards....probably around Dec. 1--I love the Thanksgiving holiday and that makes me a bit behind in card making for Christmas. I should start in January:)
My GOAL every year is to start my cards in October. Doesn't always happen. Toughest part is figuring out what design I'm going to use. Then it's just time and "work" to get all 50 of them done!
I really like how you can take craft cardstock and make it look so elegant! You are my idol! This is a great stamp set with the pine bough and the candle.
oh, what a gorgeous card! I love everything you did and it is the perfect card for the holiday! I don't start my cards until way too late--sometimes not until December!
I made my first Christmas cards last year. I plan to start in November, hopefully!
tracy, first i have been trying your faux stitching technique with the white pen and now you go and change it on me by just using the marker! lol, what am I going to do with you!!! your card is lovely!
as for making holiday cards, girlfriend, i make them all year round!! mostly, i have a huge card workshop in november, which is when i truly start my list. since i am creating for others, i use my sample as a card i am going to mail. just have to protect it so no one drops it in ink!LOL! then black friday, we go to our favorite nursery which is all decorated and ready for photo ops, get our girls all dressed up and take our family photo for the holidays. these go to family members. mostly the cards i make are for my customers.
have a blessed thanksgiving tracy!
Beautiful! Love how you combined the sets and your placement of the brads.
I love how you combined both sets! This looks like another great set. Have a great day. Heather J.
Gorgeous card Tracy! I absolutely love your faux stitching and it's fabulous the way the two sets combine!
I usually start making Christmas cards when the new Christmas goodies start coming out. New papers and embellishments always get me inspired!
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love this, Tracy! Simple yet elegant! And your faux stitching are PERFECT! I thought it's machine stitched until I read your post!
Love your card! Amazing faux stitching!!! wow! As for when I start making my holiday cards, I never officially "start" lol. I LOVE making Christmas cards, so I just make them all year long
Wow Tracy this is a gorgeous card! If I don't win this set I will definitely have to purchase one!
As for Christmas cards, I start immediately after I finish all the cards I make for Thanksgiving to take to the nursing home where my Grandma resides. This year will be earlier as those cards are almost finished.
I am in love with these stamp sets and I enjoy seeing you use them! This is so elegant!
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