I'm participating in the Six Months 'til Christmas blog hop with a group of ladies who post holiday cards on the 25th of each month, all year long. Thanks so much for inviting me to play this month! I do love any reason to create Christmas cards.
This month was a photo inspiration (scroll down to see it). I was immediately drawn to the snowman and the plaid for my first card. These two cards are numbers 10 and 11 for my Project Christmas 2013.
I started with Pure Innocence Thanks Snow Much from My Favorite Things and stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card. I wanted to do an "out-of-the-box" technique so I carefully trimmed around his hat and arm then I cut out the rectangle. I coloured him with copic markers and paper pieced his hat and scarf with patterns from the Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection. I doodled a border around the image, inked the edges with Kraft Premium Dye Ink, then layered it onto some Kraft card stock.
The card base is Primitive Cream, then I added layers of Kraft and Paver Red. I used the Little Open Scallop Strip Die-namics to cut out the Kraft scallop.
The Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics was perfect for cutting out the Factory Green sentiment flag. I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I added a few rhinestone snowflakes (or rather they're more like snow balls, but let's pretend).
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas using Factory Green Premium Dye Ink and added another strip of plaid paper.
For my second card I was inspired by the berries and branches on the plate, cups and teapot, and the lovely traditional holiday colours.
I started with a card base of Primitive Cream again and added layers of Kraft and Paver Red.
I used the Winter Wreath Die-namics to cut out the wreath from Kraft and Hot Fudge card stocks then layered them onto a patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly collection. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with Kraft Premium Dye Ink before stitching it in place. Then I added some clear rhinestones for the berries and coloured them red with my R35 copic marker.
Along the bottom I used the Faux Crochet Border Die-namics to cut out the Hot Fudge piece then topped it with a Kraft grosgrain ribbon bow. I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas along the bottom with versamark ink and embossed it with white powder.
On the inside I stamped another sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas using Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink.
Hop on over and see what the rest of the ladies have created today:
Karen *** you are here ***
Here's the inspiration piece in case you want to play along.
Here are the supplies I used on the Enjoy the Season card:
Here are the supplies I used on the Joyful Christmas card:
Thanks for stopping by!