Sunday, November 30, 2008

More Christmas Cards!!!

I just love Christmas time, don't you?

Here are some more cards I've been working on. I hope you enjoy them.

I used Snowflakes E.F. and then sanded it to bring out the texture. I used pencil crayons to colour in the picture, and the CTMH Edge Distressor on the oval.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Vineyard Berry, Spring Iris, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy and White Daisy Textured CS, CTMH Inks-Vineyard Berry, Black, Lilac Mist and Outdoor Denim, CTMH SS-Frosty Friends, Greeting Tree, and Romantic Backgrounds, Grey Flannel Marker, Sparkles, Prisma Glitter, Snowflake E.F., Pencil Crayons.
Here's a close-up of the snowmen coloured in with pencil crayons.

I had used Prisma Glitter for the tassel on the hat, and the fluff on the boot tops.

I love the Angel Sent stamp set from CTMH, isn't she cute? I used Aspen B&T paper from CTMH. The border is Cuttlebug's Frills E.F., which I then sanded to bring out the white core. I finished it off with some red ribbon to give the card a pop of colour.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Twilight, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy Textured CS, CTMH Aspen B&T paper, CTMH Ink-Black, Outdoor Denim and Grey Flannel, CTMH SS-Angel Sent, Beauty of Christmas and Gracious Greetings, Clear E.P., Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Frills E.F.

I totally 'lifted' this card from Kathi Carlson. I just love green, and they way it has such a soft elegant look. I used 2nd Generation stamping (where you load your stamp with ink, stamp the image on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamp the next image on your produces a lighter version of the image). I then stamped the two trees outside the box, and then clear embossed them. It's difficult to see, but the card has a green border.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Ponderosa Pine and White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Ponderosa Pine, Black and Grey Flannel, CTMH SS-The Beauty of Christmas and Christmas Scripts, Clear Embossing Powder.
Here's a close-up of the embossing.
I hope you've enjoyed some of the cards I've been working on. The hard part now is deciding which ones to send to which people.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

I thought I would share some cards I have been working on lately. I was bit by the Christmas bug.
I used the Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches, and sanded them to add dimension. I used Prisma Glitter to highlight the snow banks. I finished it off with Liquid Applique so that it was gently snowing.The photo is blurry, but it shows the Prisma Glitter. Ooooooo, it's so pretty.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim and White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Outdoor Denim, Grey Flannel and Cranberry, CTMH Stamp Sets-Annotations and Snow Friends, Forest Branches EF, Liquid Applique, Prisma Glitter, Pencil Crayons.

This card I made last year. First I wrinkled the CS and then I brayered over it with a darker blue to highlight the wrinkles. The edges are sanded. I added Prisma Glitter to the wings, and Gold Embossing Powder to the halo.Again, the photo is blurry, but it shows the Prisma Glitter glittering away.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Indian Corn Blue, Vineyard Berry and White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Outdoor Denim and Grey Flannel, CTMH SS-Angelic Animals and Greeting Tree, Prisma Glitter, Pencil Crayons.

This card was inspired by my friend Lydia Dueck. I like the simplicity of it. I stamped the background wood grain and then stamped the pine boughs on top. I Clear Embossed berries on Cranberry CS and finished it off with a Black Hemp bow.
The 'Happy Holidays' is Gold Embossed.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Black, Bamboo and Cranberry, CTMH Ink-Desert Sand, Chocolate and Ponderosa Pine, CTMH SS-Weathered Backgrounds, Autumn's Treasures and Christmas Scripts, Gold EP, Clear EP, Black Hemp.

This card I copied out of CTMH's Autumn/Winter '06 Idea Book. It was a card kit, but I liked the colour combination, so I made from scratch. For the Christmas trees I cut triangles, and then cut little slits out of them to make it look like a tree. How cool is that? I finished the trees off with a gold brad on top.
Recipe: CTMH CS-Cocoa, Vineyard Berry, Bamboo and New England Ivy, CTMH Ink-Bamboo, New England Ivy and Black, CTMH SS-Christmas Scripts, New England Ivy Bigger Brad, Gold Brads.

This card was inspired by another CTMH Consultant (sorry, I didn't write her name down). I Gold embossed the letters, matted them, and used scallop scissors. I used Liquid Glass to attach the ribbon.
Recipe: CTMH CS-White Daisy, Vineyard Berry and Colonial White, CTMH Ink-Vineyard Berry, CTMH SS-Adorable Backgrounds and Baroque Alphabet, Gold EP, White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Organdy Ribbon, Liquid Glass, Scallop Scissors.

I hope the Christmas card bug bites you!!
Enjoy and thanks for looking.


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