Friday, December 20, 2013

CAS Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Just a quick post this afternoon. I need a nap! I've been fighting a cold for a whole week now...and I'm really ready to be done with it! Not a very patient patient! (sorry!)
Here is another Christmas card in non-traditional colors....I went way outside my comfort zone on this one. But I do love that background paper with the doily/snowflake print.

I followed a sketch for this one (see below) which made it super easy. I used vellum so the pretty design in the background could show through. The embossing is done in both silver and gold so it has a varigated look and matches the background better...that warm gray was not doing well with plain silver.
So thanks for stopping by today! Here's what I used to make this one:
cardstock - "Original" by Authentique Paper
vellum - "Dots Vellum" by Paper Studio
die - "Labels 4" by Spellbinders
stamp - "Merry Christmas" by Stampabilities
embossing powder - gold & silver by PSE
brads - "White Snowflake" by Making Memories

Challenges: - #28 "Snowflakes" - #46 "Anything Goes" - #185 "Non-Traditional X-mas Colors"

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tilda having some winter fun...

A wintery red, white and blue card...which wasn't really my intention but it turned out that way! Those colors compliment each other so nicely. And I think Tilda especially likes them! Please ignore the fact that she is out in the snow with only socks boots! Silly girl!

This photo catches the shine of the foil paper, the metallic paint and the pearl embossing.

Here's my list of products used:
Dies - "Catalina Wreath" by Memory Box
"Garden Gate" by Cheery Lynn Designs
Punches - snowflakes (purchased on ebay, brands ??)
Stamps - "Christmas Glamour" by TPC Studio
"Merry Christmas" by Stampin' Up
"Tilda Wants a Hug" by Magnolia
(colored with alcohol ink markers)
Cardstock - all from my stash
Embossing powder - "PearLustre, white" by Stampendous
Glitter glue - "Icicle" by Stickles/Ranger 
Acrylic Paint Dabber - "Metallics, Pearl" by Adirondack

Challenges: - #111 "Sparkle & Shine" - #70 Bingo: Snow, Dies, Red

Sunday, December 8, 2013

CAS Christmas Card

I used a simple sketch for this one. It is the one on Technostamper this week,
the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #291:

And here is the inside. Just a Bible verse. Perfect.

Christmas in Red and Green

Here is a Christmas card in the traditional colors of & green.
This straight-on photo shows the colors best.

This angled shot shows the glitter/Stickles best!

Stickles - green, red, and Icicle
Stamps - "Elegant Scrollwork Frame" by SweetStamps and
"Poinsettia" by PSX
Both stamps are colored with alcohol markers and colored pencils.
Sentiment stamp - "Merry Christmas" by Stampin' Up