Archives for September 18, 2009

One of the Contenders for this Year’s Christmas Card

I REALLY like how this turned out. While I wait for my Ornament Punch to come, so I can make a card like this, I’m playing with what I do have on hand.

The base is Real Red Textured card stock, with a top fold. I punched out the circle window using my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. Then I stamped the string/bow from Berry Christmas in Versamark and heat embossed it using White EP. At the top, I stamped Merry Christmas, from Christmas Greetings in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White. Then, I layered it onto a piece of Kiwi Kiss card stock and attached it to the card front.

Inside, I layered a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  To get correct placement of the wreath, I closed the card and made small marks with a pencil inside the circle. Then, open the card and stamp the wreath inside your guide marks using Kiwi Kiss ink. I LOVE adding glitter to this wreath (see another card I made here). Using a glue pen, add some glue to random spots around the wreath, then using green Superfine Supernova Glitter, sprinkle it on and WOW! Inside the wreath, I stamped the bird in Riding Hood Red ink.

The sentiment inside is also from Christmas Greetings, stamped in Basic Black. If I were trying to be super fancy, I would probably wipe off some of the black using a Qtip and color specific words red and green but it was late and I wasn’t feeling super fancy!

For those of you looking for Christmas card ideas, this is really very simple to do in bulk and has lots of Wow factor for such little time and effort. It’s a serious contender for my cards this year. I may add a wallet size photo of my daughter inside the front cover so when you flip it open you will see it.

Autumn Harvest Fall Cards

I don’t usually send Halloween or Thanksgiving cards, but I like the look of them, so I try to send them to people with fall birthdays, or as a seasonal Thank You.

The above card uses the Woodgrain BG stamp. I really don’t like using BG stamps because they’re so hard to ink up, but this was one of the exceptions because I like the image a lot!

Card base is Dusty Durango Textured card stock. I then stamped Woodgrain in Basic Brown ink onto Creamy Caramel card stock. The main image is from Autumn Harvest, stamped in Brown Stazon on Very Vanilla card stock. I used a mask to stamp the pumpkins and colored in the images with my Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter. I layered the vanilla card stock onto Chocolate chip and tied a piece of Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon around the front. The sentiment is from Chit Chat Rub Ons, applied onto Dusty Durango card stock, punched out with the Modern Label Punch, up on dimensionals.

This next card uses Autumn Harvest again, and of course my new favorite Woodgrain BG stamp!! Card base is Dusty Durango Textured card stock, layered with polka dotted More Mustard Autumn Vines DSP.

Across the bottom of the card, I took a strip of Creamy Caramel stamped with Woodgrain in Basic Brown ink and layered it onto a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock. That is acting as my “log” on which I placed my pumpkins.

Pumpkins from Autumn Harvest were stamped in Brown Stazon on Very Vanilla card stock, colored in with Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter. Then, I cut out each image and attached it to the card using dimensionals.

The sentiment is a Chit Chat Rub On on Dust Durango card stock, punched out with Modern Label Punch and popped up with dimensionals. As an added touch, I “stitched” around the label with my White Gel Pen.

Inside both cards, I lined them with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to make writing easier to read.

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