October 31, 2014

Snowman Card

This was a pretty easy and fast card to make.  I used a snowman embossing folder and cut out the embossed shape, then coloured the appropriate parts with markers.  I die cut the snow bank and used a gel pen to write the sentiment.  Finally, I embossed the card base with snowflakes (I'd left a bit of border along the top rather than bottom by accident, which is why I used the debossed rather than embossed side for the front)

I'm submitting the card to Simon Says Stamp's anything goes challenge.

October 30, 2014

Presents Under the Tree Card

Simon Says Stamp is having another 'anything goes' challenge on their Wednesday challenge blog, so I'm submitting this Christmas card.

I started this card by cutting out the window and used a background stamp from JustRite in light blue ink that looked sort of wallpaperish before taping the window back in place.  I used a calendar page of one of Thomas Kinkade's paintings for the view (it's a Christmas scene at central park in NYC).

I glued on the presents (cut and punched squares that I applied glitter glue to) and lots of punched branches (from the bottom up).  For the tree decorations I glued on several punched circles with glitter glue accents, a star and two pieces of nail art tape that approximated tinsel (it was a bit of a pain to attach, but looks really cool).

October 24, 2014

Unwrapping Card

This was a pretty easy but somewhat time consuming card to make, as I had to fussy cut the kitty stamp out.  I glued some old wrapping paper to my cardstock, something nice with snowflakes first, then the dog paper on top.  I carefully - but messily - ripped the top layer of wrapping paper, and then glued the kitty on top, making it look like it was tearing it open.  This is a great card for a 'naughty or nice' sentiment inside. ;)

October 3, 2014

Sparkly Holiday Card

This was a pretty easy card to make.  I embossed three poinsettias with gold embossing powder on the lower left corner, then a fourth that I cut out to layer on top.  I stamped the sentiment and added a sparkly green bow with a gold angel sequin on top.  The red panel was mounted on a dark green card base.