Winter Advisory for the next two days for the Triangle! Winter is definitely knocking on our doors here in NC. It's a good thing I have nothing planned or anywhere I have to go for the next two days but finishing cards, baking and wrapping. Anyway, I have finally found time this week to get some cards made and am posting several tonight.
Bright Lite Christmas - Get Sketchy #18
The first, is for the Get Sketchy #18 challenge.
Stamps: Christmas light stamp from stash. Merry Christmas tree stamp, Inkadinkadoo.
Paper: White and red cardstock, green polka dot DCP and Christmas light DCP from stash.
Ink: Pine green for light border. Versamark embossed in yellow and emerald embossing powders for tree/sentiment.
Embellishments: Red and green ribbon; Christmas light buttons; cuttlebug emboss folder.
Let It Snow(pink)-Man! -- Paper Cutz Challenge #21
I made this card using the sketch for the MMSC 31 challenge at Priscillastyles and for Paper Cutz challenge to use a snowflake or snowman. I got so busy I didn't get it posted for the Midnight Madness challenge, but here it is for Paper Cutz. The color scheme fell together with the DP background paper. I wanted to make something kind of girlie and soft. I love the snowman face and I played around with him in many different colors and techniques before deciding to go with the pink embossing with glitter on top. I chalked around him, or 'her' I should say being as 'she' is pink, for a softer effect. I thought the double framing accented more of the dark blue and pink colors and livened the card up. The snowflakes are yet again a find at Michael's in their Christmas decor section. I purposely made one side of the ribbon longer to add to the softer look I was wanting.
Stamps: Snowman face and 'Let It Snow' sentiment - Inkadinkadoo.
Paper: DP, baby blue, pink, white, and royal blue cardstock from stash.
Ink: Versamark with pink embossing powder and pink glitter; pink chalk.
Embellishments: Colored gems, mini snowflake ornaments, baby blue sheer ribbon; snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug; corner punches - EK Success and Sizzix sizzlit. Tag - Sizzix original.
My next two cards were free design cards, meaning I designed the layouts and themes myself not to fit any particular sketch or theme challenge.
I have had the sparkly blue and red paper and when the holidays rolled around and I got one of the Sizzix ornament dies, I knew it was a match. I had a 'Cheer' sentiment in red on it also but the more I looked at it the more I thought it was too much so I went without it. I like it much better this way.
In my craft supplies I found a bunch of Christmas stencils and decided to try them on my cards. I used chalk for the medium, chalked the pine cones and then sprayed them with craft matte spray. I placed gold ribbons with gold brads on them. I punched the corners off and adhered it to green textured paper and then gold paper. I punched the 'Peace' sentiment out of wide, gold ribbon using the Sizzix Skittle Dee Doo alphabet. Lastly, I used a gold rope ribbon down the middle.
I like the simplicity and masculine look of this card. I intend to use the stencils for more cards so stop by in the near future to see them!
Free Signature Generator