My first card uses non-traditional Christmas colors, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! I based the colors off of the current Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #36. I even scored a few horizontal lines at the top of the card to mimic the lines in the wooden xmas tree (it's really hard to see though!).
My next card uses a new sentiment that I really love. It's stamped on vellum and adhered to the card base, which I created using this technique by Jennifer McGuire. I LOVE this technique! Creates such a beautiful background (the picture does NOT do it justice!) so I didn't want to put much over it! A couple strips of gold foil paper gives it a very special finishing touch.
|Here's a closeup where you can see the sparkles on the bkgd, and the shimmer of the gold foil.|
The last card is super CAS and I'm loving it ;) Building that wreath was so fun. I love watching it transform from a plain white card to a delicate, beautiful wreath! The sentiment is stamped separately and popped up with foam tape.
I hope I've inspired you to finish up those Christmas cards if you haven't already!! Be sure to hop on over to Amber's & Nath's blogs to see their creations with the new sets! Make sure to leave comments for a chance to win the entire December release! Check out Bev's blog post for more details, and to find the links for the other designers' blogs too!
Stamps: Uniko - Rustic Christmas
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! - Close to Cocoa; PTI - Rustic White
Other: Tim Holtz Distress Marker (Vintage Photo), Sweet Stamps White Embossing Powder, AC Cork Star, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Foam Tape
Stamps: Uniko - Simply Said Christmas
Cardstock: Strathmore Watercolor paper; PTI - Rustic White
Ink: Staz-On - Black; TH Distress - Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone
Other: Pearl Ex, Water, Mini Mister, Paintbrush, Vellum, The Paper Studio Gold Foil patterned paper
Happy Christmas card:
Stamps: Uniko - Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions, Simply Said Christmas
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: Stampin' Up - Real Red, Mellow Moss, Cherry Cobbler; Tsukineko VersaMagic - Green, Brown
Other: Foam Tape