Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop

I needed a few more Christmas cards, so I took some inspiration from Gina Brandstetter, and made a workshop using Pear and Partridge and the Festive Velvet Rub-ons. I made 1 card for each of the card patterns in Make It From Your Heart. Here they are in order:

Pattern 19:

Pattern 20:

Pattern 21:

Pattern 21:

Pattern 23:

Pattern 24:

Pattern 25:

Pattern 26:

Pattern 27:

Pattern 29:
Pattern 30:
Pattern 31:
The stamp sets I used were: Remarkable Wreath, Very Merry Christmas, Say It In Style, and To You and Yours. I left all the edges undistressed to save time, which gives it a clean, crisp feeling. I like it. But it's true, sponging would give it a nice dimensional effect.
I'm going to enter these cards into the Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge.
Well, I'm leaving early for my vacation, so I won't be posting for a week or so. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Anniversary Card

This is the card I made for RetroSketches and Less is More.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White
Other: Kraft Borders, Spring Blossom Just Blooms Paper Flowers, Timeless Charms


These tags are completely cased from Kathleen Androlewicz. I just loved them, so I made them exactly the same. I'm entering these into Sentimental Sundays tag challenge.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, Olive
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas
Ink: Olive, Cranberry
Other: Silver and Red Glitz Glitter Gels, Harvest Baker's Twine

Purple Christmas Card

Here is a card I made for Our Creative Corner (purple and silver), the Pink Elephant (gift tags), and the Sweet Stop Sketch.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Hooligans
Stamps: Christmas Love
Ink: VersaMark, Gypsy
Other: Silver Embossing powder, sheer ribbon (not CTMH), Heirloom Assortment

Shabby Mojo

Here is a card I made for Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday:

The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was to use pink, aqua, cream, and white, and glitter - inspired by the photo:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White, Baby Pink
Stamps: Roxie WOTG, A Holiday
Ink: Blush, Lagoon, Chocolate Distressing Ink
Other: Chocolate Ribbon, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel, doily (not CTMH)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Crackers

Here is a card I made for these 3 challenges:

Order of the Opus-Gluei - be inspired by a Christmas Carol
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas Crackers
Dynamic Duos - Black and Gold with the dessert option of music

I used a fire cracker stamp with gold embossing powder for the cracker part, and I used "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" as my carol.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Stamps: American Celebration, Tiny Typewriter, Say it in Style, Card Word Chatter, Universal Backgrounds
Ink: VersaMark, Black
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, gold glitter glue (not CTMH)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Another Shabby Attempt

Here's a shabby chic card I made for the Shabby Tea Room. I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I actually cased this card by following the instructions I found here.
The Shabby Tea Room instructions were to use the colors in the photo and to add a bird. Here is the inspiration photo:
Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
Patterned paper: Colorbok (not CTMH)
Stamps: Holiday Magic, Universal Backgrounds
Ink: Chocolate Distressing Ink
CTMH embellishments: Pink Ribbon collection, Pink Button Collection, Pink and Red Sparkles, Hemp, Wooden Shapes
Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy and Artiste
Non CTMH embellishments: pink flower, pearls, doily, gold glitter glue, chunky glitter

Baby shower card

Here's a baby card I made for a friend who's having a girl. It is for these challenges:

CR84FN Color Challenge
Order of the Opus Gluei

Materials used:
Cardstock: Vanilla Cream, Grey Wool
Stamps: Life's a Jungle, New Arrival
Ink: Vineyard Berry
Other: Grey and Black Sparkles