Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening


Ok, so maybe it's a little early for Christmas carols, but I made my original card for the SCS Challenge TLC227, Faux Burnt Edges. Well, honestly, this is really more my speed. Last time I tried real fire was a disaster. I tried soot stamping. . . .yeah, not something I should do. A ton of wasted cs, lots of burnt paper later, and a small smoldering trash can and I never did get a look I liked.

So, faux burnt edges – I had to try it. I used a very neglected SU Bravo Burgundy and a much loved SU Soft Suede for this card. I didn’t have any shimmery cs, so I made my own and here’s a close up of it.


I really liked the way this card turned out and it was pretty quick , so I made a couple of different versions for possible Christmas cards this year.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Sleigh Bells

CS and DP: SU Bravo burgundy, soft suede

Inks, markers and coloring tools:

Extra goodies:
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11 comments:

Vicki said...

Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love the technique and the images! Blessings to you!

Becky said...

These are beautiful, simple but elegant. I should start my Christmas cards in July, I do not get my Mojo monday done until almost Sunday :)

Barb said...

These are just beautiful! Love the vintage-elegance they have... and the faux burnt edges turned out great!

Paige said...

Lovely cards! Loved the story of burning cs. I stay away from flames and exacto knives!

Jackie said...

I love your cards Michelle! They came out great and I love that ribbon you used....tfs!!!

shellpole said...

I like the faux look....

I was teaching soot one day and this lady had her daughter with her...she was busily telling the daughter what to do and not watching what she was doing...yes....she burnt her card right up....nearly herself too!

Kirstin said...

This rocks!! I like the burned look but fire is not my friend - I'll have to tried this!! You HAVE to tell us how you made your own shimmer paper! Enquiring minds want to know!

Gina said...

I am going to have to try that, your edges look great. Yeah, me and real fire is not a great idea either.

Heidi said...

Michelle the cards are all beautiful, love your burnt edges.

Stephanie said...

lovely card - love the shades of green & red you chose...nice twist on the traditional!!

Scrubbysue said...

Oh! this is beautiful! I love the edges of this!