Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Smeared Ink Christmas! Day One!

Good Morning everyone!!  I'm so thrilled to be here with you all to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

Today I have used one of my favorite (who am I kidding, they are all my favorite) sets Holy City.  I wanted something simple, snowy looking and holiday-esque.  I started with a base of a sort of Putty color/Greyish/Taupe-ish cardstock measuring at 5x5.  
 My main layer begins with chocolate cardstock, followed by a deep red on which I stamped the iron gate from Holy City in Pure White Brilliance Pearlescent ink which was then heat embossed.  I zig zag stitched each side in ivory thread.  
I then added a pre-cut die cut border strip to add underneath my main panel.  I then stamped the steeple and tree image, colored with my Copics and added it as another piece of the main layer.
I then added my taupe birdie ribbon to finish it off and as a final touch I used my white ink pad all over the top portion of the card,  heat set it to make it look like a snowy/grey day.
I hope you enjoy and have been inspired!!  Please hop along, leave love on each blog for a chance to win the FANTASTIC prize!!! 


19 comments:

Alison said...

Really pretty! I love how you used the gate in the backgound. Great ribbon too!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, VERY cool and artistic, Meredith! Love the subtle details. xxD

Alex said...

WOW- love what you did with the gate for the background. I just love your creations girl and this is NO exception!!!

TMCPhoto said...

the textures are just fabulous

Carol said...

OMG...Love the textures and vintage feel! thank you for sharing such a beautiful card

banec1 said...

I LOVE this set. nice use of it. ribbon is awesome!

Jane said...

I love your card the colours are perfect to set off the image
Luv Jane xxx

Sugar said...

oooh that is so pretty! very elegant girl!! love it!

Stitchinwitch said...

That is beautiful

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Lovely card, Meredith! TFS, Paula

Miss Adri said...

Very pretty! :D

-Adri
www.macheriecreations.com

ldfdesign said...

oh wow! wonderful job! the colors you used are perfect! great job!

Steph said...

Stunning! First look I thought that was texture paper until I read that it was the gate, awesome! Love how you added the white for a wintery look :)

Atticelf said...

Totally inspired - you did a fantastic job on this!

Kelli said...

I love the chocolate browns. My house theme this year is chocolate and blue and silver... might keep it for a few!!! I totally love the ribbon and the tower in the back is awesome!

DK Spins said...

Wonderful card Meredith! Lovin the stitched and layered-ness of the church & tree & little birdies - great touch. Thanks for sharing your talent!

blackdragon said...

Beautiful Meredith... as always.
love lynx

KC said...

I'm so bummed I missed this the other day! well I'm telling you know...I love this card! this is such a great stamp set, and you make such a great card!

deniserows said...

ahoy...the subtle colors are not christmas. and that's a good thing