Friday, December 15, 2006

Some Christmas Cards

My internet was out last night so I had no choice but to stamp. *insert evil laugh here* Here are the ones I have done.

My Stampin' Up demonstrator Belinda taught these cards at our last club meeting. I loved them so much I bought the cardstock to make my own for one of the designs for my Christmas Cards, It is shiny in real life. I used Shimmery Cardstock (and matching envelopes). this is the masking technique. Ink colors are sponged Lovely Lilacm and the snowflakes and sentiment are done with Elegant Eggplant. Ribbons are wide Organdy and then silver cording tied to it to finish it off.

I love the new A Merry Little Christmas Set that was in the 2006 Holiday Mini. I have been looking for a good Santa set because I have a good friend who loves Santa Claus. I want to make her a card every year but I have never had a good Santa set to use to make her a card that fits her. So when I saw this set I fell in love and had to get it. Both of these cards were done using this set. The cardstock is non-SU, bought it at Hobby Lobby so I don't know the maker. It is textured. Anyhow, I distressed the edges of the image peices, the green and the burgundy using the side of my scissors. I paper pierced the images (although you can't see that in the scan) and watercolored the images using watercolor pencils and a brush. I used Staz-On jet black ink so that the black wouldn't run. I added an antique looking brad and some Hunter Green Grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. I got the ribbon from the ribbon share with Jody. (Thanks Jody!)

And for this final one, don't gasp mom, I had to do this card. When I saw this sentiment in the MissyB set Christmas Humor I had to get it to make this card. I used the couple image from the SU set Summer By The Sea and used my marker so that I was able to omit the grass from the image. I freehanded the fireplace and rug and watercolored the entire thing. The marker that I used ran a little with the watercoloring but ohwell. I made this for me hubby for Christmas. Like I said the sentiment is from MissyB Designs. I stamped it and then cute the cardstock so I could get it to fit the way I wanted it to.
I have a few more to do design and make tonight so I will post more in the next few days along with a tutorial on how to make the blue snowflake card. I got an email from my sister in law asking me how I did it so I thought I would just post a tutorial to help her out. So be looking for that.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I love, Love love the purple snowflakes!!!!!!!

Great cards.....I like your naughty in front of the fire card. Great idea!