Friday, July 15, 2011

Poinsettia card

More Christmas cards! I am way behind my goal of making some every month so I am trying to catch up!!!
I used the Nestibilities poinsettia die set (3) to create the flower. I added some sponging on the edges and embossed each petal with my embosser to create some dimension. The leaves are cut with the large die, cut apart and placed behind the flower where they looked best. The poinsettia is held together with a gold brad and I added a large gold sequin beneath it to create the center of the flower.
I used printed music with "alleluia" printed on it and layered it onto red cardstock which I had bordered with double sided tape. The music paper is just a bit smaller than the cardstock so I added red glitter to cover the difference! Really like how that turned out!! Just enough bling! Stamped a red Joy and I was done!!

I am submitting this one for Sylvia's Chocolate, Red and Cream challenge as well as her Musical one!!

Are you inspired?? If so, leave me a link so I can check out your Christmas cards!!


Kris Kringle Christmas card

Another Christmas card for the stash!! This one uses a #10 envelope and features black embossed cardstock at the top and a red greeting layer at the bottom which continues the greeting from the image. On the green layer I punched some holes in the scallops and added some paper piercing on either side of the ribbon for texture! I did add another little piece of ribbon to the left of the image to create a bit of an accent. I just tied a short piece of the same ribbon with one knot pulled tight - much less bulky!! The colour printed image (CD) has been applied to the card front using 3D foam tape.

Am happy to have a few more cards ready for Christmas!!


Vintage Christmas card

Been creating Christmas cards to add to my stash!! Sure is nice to have them all ready when November 1 comes around!!
This card features a colour printed vintage Santa (CD) layered onto red and a silver snowflake brad. The brad was too shiny so I sanded it. It might also look good with a bit of a white wash to antique it some.
I added silver ink to my green embossed (SU) layer and I am not sure I really like it so I will leave the others plain. I love the poinsettia paper (gift wrap) I used for the background.
This is a large card - more than 5"x7"!! Fun to work with a larger format.
I am submitting this card for the Vintage Christmas challenge on Sylvia's blog.

Check out her monthly Christmas card challenge if you are looking for inspiration for your cards in July!!