Friday, October 22, 2010

Winter Skaters in Reds

Well, after perusing my stamp shelves, I realized I've have been ignoring many of my Christmas stamps. It was really time to get busy and get them down from those cobwebby shelves. Today's plan was to use the Winter Post set. Ah, yes, those vintage skaters. You remember them, right? I decided to do something simple without a lot of fuss and little touch of the old fashioned to it. Here's what I came up with.....
Stamps: Winter Post
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, and Striped Red Ribbon
As you can see, there just isn't too much fussing around with this card. Pretty straight forward, but interesting looking anyway.
Last year a stamping friend, Terry Makelim used this frame idea for a card swap. I thought it was really classy looking and thought I'd use it for this. If you want to make something similar, the biggest challenge is gettting the size of the red frame right so the punching and the stamped image all works together. If you want to try this, the red cardstock measures 3" x 3" and the Vanilla piece is 2" x 2". That simple. Now go out and give this idea a try. It's always a classy look to frame up your main image like this.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to be back soon!

1 comment:

Rhonda Langley said...

Love these frames-haven't made one in awhile. Love the ribbon too!