Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simple Christmas Cards - OWH

Recently one night I felt like making some simple Christmas cards for Operation Write Home.  One way to make a simple & quick card look elegant is to use shiny papers or embossing.  I pulled out an old K & Company holiday paper pad and found this pretty gold embossed paper.  Perfect for an elegant holiday card. 
I also found some 8.5 x 11 pearl sheen cardstock in cream with a matte white backside in my stash. Perfect for the base of these cards because OWH prefers A-2 cards!

I also made some with blue paper.  Stampin' UP!'s Lovely as a Tree is a classic set and I decided to use the pine tree from it.  Again, trying to keep it simple I stamped the tree in Versafine Olympic Green ink and colored the trunk with a brown marker.  After edging the image in chalk ink I matted it and added it to the cards. 
A holiday sentiment is stamped on the inside of each card.
  • Stamps: Stampin' UP! - Lovely as a Tree
  • Ink: Versafine - Olympia Green, Color Box - Chestnut Roan chalk ink
  • Paper: Neenah - Natural Ivory, K & Company 12x12, pearl cream cardstock
  • Other: brown marker

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Very pretty cards! I LOVE the simple approach.