Saturday, September 25, 2010

happy holidays

This is the final card that I created for the September Papertrey Ink release using the new Tree with Trimmings stamp set and the Background Basics: Christmas stamp set.  Both are such fun sets!  I love creating backgrounds so I've been having fun with the new Christmas background stamps.  The kraft patterned paper was stamped using stamps from the set and pure poppy and ripe avocado inks.  I sponged some spring rain ink around the edge of my white circle while it was still in the nestability die.  A fun and easy technique that helps highlight the image and sentiment.

This card is now posted in my etsy store: Apple Blossom Paperie.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Trees with Trimmings, Background Basics: Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, kraft, spring rain, pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: pure poppy, spring rain, true black, ripe avocado (Papertrey Ink), green (brilliance)
Accents: ripe avocado buttons (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: sewing machine, copic markers, sponge, circle nestability dies (Spellbinders)


pops x said...

This is really gorgeous i love it, the colours are perfect big hugs love Pops x x x

Beate said...

Nikie, your background looks amazing! Love the sponging on your circle, the stitching and those buttons.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Bev J. said...

I love it-really cute background and I love kraft!!

jen shears said...

love that background, Niki!

Alice W. said...

this is so cute! love the sponged piece.

kim piggott said...

Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous!
Such a wonderful design!
kim x

Tracey said...

I love this Niki! A fantastic card!

Sara Mac said...

Another wonderful card Niki. Your backgrounds are the best!

Marge R. said...

Love that new BG Basics set on Kraft & your great sponged main image!!! Great Christmas card!!!