Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas In July

**This is my second post today.  For my Paper Smooches GD post please scroll down or click here!**


Thank you, CAS-ual Fridays, for prompting me to make my first Christmas card of the year.  Only about a zillion more to go now!  :)


This week's challenge is to use a black card base and I thought this reindeer stamp from Market Street Stamps would look cool embossed in white on black card stock.  I couldn't resist giving him a shiny red nose and I used some silver twine to attach the sentiment.  I'm also sending this card over to Simon Says Stamp where they're having an Anything Goes challenge and giving us a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Whoop whoop!  


Supplies Used
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Reindeer & sentiment from Prancer) Market Street Stamps
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Gem:  Rox Ice Classy Red) Queen & Co
Punches:  (1/16" & 1/8" hole punches) McGill

18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh how fantastic is that deer Jen.

Lynn said...

Well, you are starting off with an absolute bang on your Christmas cards Jen. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

The red nose is THEE perfect touch!

lostinpaper said...

WOW, you have really packed a punch with your first Christmas card... now onto the zillion!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Fun & fantastic! Hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Jen! I love the embossed reindeer. He really stands out from the black background.

onecraftymama said...

Oh, I love this reindeer :) So perfect with the red sentiment & red nose!

N@ Ali said...

love the red nose ; )

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is a beauty! Your speck-free white-on-black embossing always amazes me, sigh. :P

Jenny said...

Very stylish Jen, I love the embossed effect on Rudolph.... and he's perfect for the black base. That's one more Christmas card than me!!!
Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Julie Day said...

Awesome! That reindeer stamp from MSS turned out fabulous in white on that black card base! Love it! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joyce said...

This looks fabulous. I totally forgot about this stamp--I'm going to make a card just like this. The red nose is the perfect touch.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Wow, wow - I love the embossing on the reindeer! It looks fantastic and the white on black is just stunningly classic! Think you are on a great start with your Christmas cards, my friend!

Virginia L. said...

Excellent choice of stamp and color, Jen! Love it to bits! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dawny P said...

Love your CAS card - the reindeer is fab, espesh the nose :) Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny xxx

Suzanne D. said...

Love the red nose! This is a great holiday card - perfect for mailing and making in large quantities...I can't believe that it's time to start thinking about that time of year already. Thanks so very much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

it's never too early for xmas! love the nose!

Maureen Morton said...

Literally brilliant! You are off with a great start - love this guy on the black. And the nose knows.....