Monday, July 22, 2013

Peace and Believe

Today the MFT Design Team is celebrating Christmas in July with all kinds of holiday card inspiration. If you're a regular reader here then you know I try and create Christmas cards all year long, so this challenge was right up my alley. I made two cards, numbers 12 and 13 for Project Christmas 2013.

Hop on over to the MFT blog for all the details and for a list of participating designers, and hopefully you'll be inspired to get a head start on holiday cards.

First up is my sparkly poinsettia card.

I used the gorgeous Poinsettia Die-namics to cut out the flower from Paver Red and Wild Cherry, then I sprayed the flowers with MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist for lots of sparkle. I don't think you can ever have too much sparkle at the holidays. The flower center was cut from Hot Fudge and Lemon Drop, then I used Factory Green and Gumdrop Green for the leaves.

The background is the new Modern Morocco! I cut it from Kraft card stock then layered it onto more Kraft before attaching it to the Primitive White card base. The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas and it's stamped with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. It's part of a longer sentiment, but I only inked the 'peace' word.

Here's a shot of all the shimmer and sparkle on the flower

Next up is the adorable Santa card.

I used the Blueprints 1 Die-namics and one of the provided layouts, and this card came together in no time! I started with a Primitive White card base then used the Blueprints 1 Die-namics to cut out the Kraft Layer. I inked the edges with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.

I stamped Pure Innocence Little Santa with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured him with copic markers, then I fussy cut around him. He's layered onto Primitive White and Kraft layers, which I cut out using the Blueprints 1 Die-namics.

The Wild Cherry scallop rectangle and the Hot Fudge strip were also cut out using the Blueprints 1 Die-namics, along with the sentiment tab. I used the Darling Dots stamp set and some Wild Cherry Premium Dye Ink to jazz up the red scallop square. I stamped the sentiment with Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink and attached it with a brad.

Here's a shot of the dimension. I added some white Liquid Appliqué to the fur trim on his suit.

Here are the supplies I used on the Peace card:

Here are the supplies I used on the Believe card:

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Anonymous said...

Woo hoooooo!!! Saw your cute card on FB!!! :))
These are both super cute! I love all of the flower die.-namics, might just have to add the poinsettia to my collection! PI Santa is so darn cute!!! :)) :))

the primitive country bug said...

Super cards! That little Santa is just too cute!

Cheryl said...

Hey Karen! Your poinsettia's are gorgeous! And I love your "believe" card, too stinkin' cute girl!

wendy said...

love both of these Karen! so festive

Amy Rohl said...

Baby get your shine on! LOVE that shimmery, shiny poinsettia, Karen! And I'm smitten with your sweet!

Barbara said...

Love the shimmer on your poinsettia and your Santa is just plain CUTE!! Great cards, Karen!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW!!! The poinsettia is OUT of this world GORGEOUS Karen!!! LOVE the sparkle and shine! Your little Santa could not be cuter!!

Dana White said...

the layering of the die on the kraft is perfect love the tone on tone.
oh your little santa boy is super cute!

Leslie said...

Okay that Santa is right up there with your previous Santa card as OUTSTANDING! I'm adding this one to my "love" list for 2103 Christmas cards...I'm just saying :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards Karen! Love the shimmery Poinsettia!

Colleen Begley said...

Two very SWEET Christmas cards, Karen. I love the look the Shimmer Mist gives on the first card. I may have to order some of that!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness! That sparkly flower is perfect! LOVE all that colour!!!

Your Santa is adorable too!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Hey, I need the shimmer sheer mist now! No fair! And do I need another Santa now? Why do I subscribe to your blog? (I'm behind on emails so I'm catching up by cheating today) You're killin' me lady! But you know, in a good way...