Simply Reds

This is another card with paper from that box found when going through things to find another home for, so am using up.   It is beautiful red shimmery stripes, more on the burgundy side of the red, and cream/ivory colour.

Took it and paired it with the Colonial White Stock, then added a touch of the Ruby  ink around the edges of the Stock used for the stamp.   Was going to colour the stamp a had for a sample, but loved the look of it like this, so no colour on this one.  This was one purchased a while ago when on a shopping day and it actually is a to and from stamp, for doing tags, but just left that off.   A Penny Black stamp.   And the Merry Christmas is from Impressed by Stamping.    Again wanted a double lined one that size, so thankfully have that one to use.   

For the inside, kept it really simple using a matching piece of the Colonial White stock, but sponged about the edges with the ruby ink again and then using the stamp set from a while back called Merry and Bright from Close To My Heart used one of the sentiments on it stamped in the Ruby.   

I keep the Christmas stamps and sentiment stamps as one never knows when that exact sentiment will suit a card.    Especially at this season.  Depends on whom the card is going to what goes inside for my cards to most people.   

This one says "Let the Spirit of Christmas bring you joy"  and thought it just matched. 

The Ribbon again is from my bulk stash.  
And there it is.  Hope you enjoy the simplicity of it.


Rosy Newlun said...

Dear Shari, How are you? This is so sweet, simple and CAS! Love how you did no color any of the image. Hope it isn't snowing much your way! Big hugs to you!!!

Karen Shirey said...

Shari, your creations always make me smile. you do such lovely cards.

miss our chats... we shall catch up soon when the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over.
luvz n hugz!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this look. The background reminds me of a candy cane and the black and white focal image is awesome against it! said...

Me too. Candy cane is exactly what I thought of when I saw it. Beautiful Shari!