Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Cards

I made a few cards that I haven't posted, so will share now. This was inspired by Barbara Dykhouse who posted on Stampin' Connection (SC). It uses the stocking punch and designer paper for the staircase from Frostwood Lodge as well as the little leaves sizzlet.  The stockings use retired DSP.
*(The stocking punch will be gone after 1/3/12, so get it now if you are interested. Itis so easy to make a cute accent with this punch. It also makes a cute baby sock and I have seen it turned upside down to make a hobby horse.)
This is a card that we made for stamp club in Nov. I received a telescoping card in a swap at convention then saw the snowman either on SCS or SC, but not sure who to give credit. This is my take on him. We used the bigshot and the circles die, also scallop circle die and a couple of circle punches. The arms are made with the snowflake punch, the hat is the word window and 1" square with rounded edges. I used a non SU small snowflake punch for hat accent with a rhinestone.
 Card with snowman lying flat. The background is made with the northern flurry embossing folder and lightly sponged with pacific point ink.

This is the card that I made to send to friends. I fell in love with and bought the Sounding Joy set to use, so had to do it even though they went in the mail after Christmas. I had the new cherry cobbler embossing powder  and wanted to use it, so that was how I chose the color combo. I used the new snow burst embossing folder for the olive background. The cherry cobbler seam binding worked well, but I needed something else, so found the retired "joy" and small star punches and added a pearl.
I tried overstamping the sentiments like on the front, but couldn't read the words underneath so did them separately. The card base is naturals white which is a bit heavier weight than whisper white.
Any of the cards can be enlarged to look at details by clicking on the picture.

1 comment:

  1. Great site and cute projects! TFS
    Following from SC