Friday, December 2, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Project 9
Christmas Lodge Embossed Card

Good morning stampers!
For this week's project we created a beautiful embossed holiday card!  I am featuring a new stamp set and color scheme, more traditional Christmas:

  • Garden Green
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Christmas Lodge stamp set 
I also did something a little different....I also stamped on the strips to be embossed!  Do I have to tell you which Textured Impressions Folder I used? LOL.



I love the warmth of "chocolate" so I went with the piece of DSP that had some brown added. And I like the elegance of the Scalloped Trim Border.

The bow is Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, but I also used Cherry Cobbler Seam  Binding ribbon on the ban as well. 
I hope you enjoyed this week's project. Remember to visit everyone on the team and post comments on all the blogs as each of us are giving away BLOG CANDY.


If you have a moment and want more holiday inspiration,
please visit the design team!

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
DESIGN ARTISTS 
RETURNING Team Members:
Lee Conrey - Florida, U.S.A. website
CaroleAnne Sluchinski - Alberta, Canada website
Sandi MacIver - Oregon, U.S.A. website

NEW Team Members:
Shelagh Freemantle - British Columbia, Canada website
Linda Geater - New South Wales - Australia website
Kate Creasey - Washington, U.S.A. website
Heather Wright-Porto - New York, U.S.A. website (ME)

Happy stamping!
Heather Wright-Porto


31 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Look at you Heather!! Love the image done like that and all the details. Great job!!!

Kate Creasey said...

I really like to use images this way and you did a wonderful job. So very pretty.
Kate

lisa808 said...

Neat background.

sandi maciver said...

whoo hoo, girlfriend, what a great take on the design. You are so creative, I love that you stamped the image first, that looks truly amazing, and that you added designer paper for the band, and ribbon, truly creative and a beautiful presentation.
Big hugs

Shelagh Freemantle said...

I love the stamped trees!!!! Great idea. Your creation is beautiful. Hugs Shelagh.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. I like how you put the two ribbons together.
Thanks for sharing,
Cindy

judyjstamper said...

Your idea of stamping on the strips first is awesome and it's a perfect stamp too. Very lovely!

Carol Carriveau said...

The most different take and I really like it....so different and inspiring! Snowflake folder...it's wonderful!

DawnKathleen said...

I'm so lovin' this card! Awesome creativity! Just beautiful!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your card. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for all the details.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Else49 said...

Really nice Heather. I like the idea of stamping on the piece to be embossed. Thank you!

Carey said...

Oh you made this your design and so super great. Thanks

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Pat P. said...

Great card and like the trees stamped, the chocolate and ribbons add so much. Thanks for sharing.

craftyM said...

Beautiful card, Heather. And the description is yummy, too! vanilla and cherry cobbler! ha!
Marita Kovalik

JKB said...

What an absolutely cool idea to stamp and separate the image. Thanks so much for the idea!!

Karen said...

I like your interpretation of this sketch. I think the stamped image adds an unexpected element to the card. Very nice!

Linda Geater said...

Very nice Heather, great idea with the stamped trees and love the designer paper bands. Great job, hugs from Oz.

Anonymous said...

Heather, Just a beautiful card! Great idea to stamp the image and then cut apart, and the cherry and vanilla are great accents in that band. Thanks for sharing your take on the design with us.
Gail S.

Mum of 4 said...

Love this card! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Mc said...

Love the green trees stamped on the white strips embossed with Snowflakes (EF). Your scalloped DSP and ribbon finish it off nicely, Heather!

Sharon Steinwand said...

Very unique use of the design. Nice idea to stamp, emboss, then cut apart the panels. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Gail said...

Great job with the card!

Verna Hardwick said...

Very pretty!

Patti said...

So pretty. Love the touch of colors with the white. And I really like what you did with the image.

farnorthstamper said...

This is so pretty! I really like how you embossed and then cut up the piece, and also the ribbons over the punch. Very cool.
Bonnie S
stampin-ak at gci dot net

Annette said...

Love the stamping on the embossed panels. A great effect Heather.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

love that tree stamp... and your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
Karen

Ilene B. said...

Beautiful card! I have enjoyed the projects from the "Countdown to Christmas" Thank you for participating & sharing

Pam said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Rachel B said...

Love how you stamped the trees and then made the banners. So beautiful!

Alita said...

Okies- where is the post for the last Countdown to Christmas project? lol
I must have gotten here to look for it before you posted it. Sandi's newsletter said that all of the designers would have the last project posted and also a chance for us to win some blog candy. so how do I post for that when you don't have a post? lol

Anyway, I've enjoyed your projects and have been amazed that all of the designers did the same projects but yet each was so different!
Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us and I'm looking forward to next years countdown and the post for the last and final project.