Saturday, November 22, 2008

JustRite Stamper Christmas

I stamped again! I’m always so excited to get to stamp something when I’ve been a while without. It’s the addiction, you know! I’ve been under the weather for a few days, and it feels wonderful to feel wonderful (or at least pretty good), if you know what I mean.

I did two things today – I finished another month of the calendar. Woo-hoo! I have decided that starting in January, and even perhaps in December, I will share my calendar page on the First of each month.

The other thing I did was make a Christmas card using my new JustRite Stamper and Christmas Ensemble. How fun! The main focus of the card was made with the JRS. I stamped the holly border with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored the leaves and berries with Stampin’ Up! markers – Always Artichoke and Real Red. I cut it out with a scalloped circle Nestability. Then I stamped the Merry Christmas for the inside using the same two colors of markers. I apologize for the stamping not being done very well. I did it with an ink pad earlier, and it stamped very nicely. For some reason when I used the markers, it didn’t stamp as cleanly. But I was too impatient to do it again, and besides, I like the "weathered look." I cut and embossed that part with a plain circle Nestability. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom of the card, then cut a slice of Real Red and placed on the inside. It doesn’t go quite down to the bottom of the card, but you can’t tell that, since I had to set the card on the bottom of the red. I scored lines with my Scor-Pal on both sides of the ribbon that I added, and also on the top of the card. I mounted the JRS panel on Pop Dots. I sponged red (before adding the red strip on the bottom) around the edges of the card. It still needed more, so I used a little stamp from PaperTrey Ink’s Borders and Corners - Ovals to stamp the holly in the corners with Always Artichoke and colored the berries with Real Red.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.

6 comments:

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

super card Lynette! I love the holly and berry border!

deb said...

WOW AWESOME!! I love it, as always just as classy as they come!!
Great job!!
hugz

Vicki B said...

That is such a neat Christmas card! Someone is going to receive a very special greeting from you.

Jeanette - said...

I love this Lynette! Great job as always!!

fishlips said...

I'm so happy you are feeling somewhat better,,, Lynette, your card is so beautiful,,, Love the berry!!!!Super looking Christmas Card...

Michelle said...

I LOVE your JustRite card! Super cute! And I think I'm going to need that new MS border punch you used. They don't have those yet where I live, darn it!