Today was our card group day and another fun day was had by all! They are such a great group! These are the final card group Christmas cards for this year.
The first card is a side opening A6 size. I cut out an oval using a die to make a mask for the sponging. Certainly Celery ink was sponged in the oval. The line of trees was stamped in Old Olive but stamped off once first. The fir tree was stamped full strength in Olive. The beautiful script Merry Christmas was stamped in Chocolate Chip. I used a 1" circle punch but only punched out half a circle for the doodad on the side. I've added a gold self adhesive nailhead.
The second card uses the lovely SU! Serene Snowflakes set and a fresh turquoise, red and white colour scheme. This is a 4" square card. Simple stamping, layering and sponged edges here and a ribbon loop added for a bit of interest. The snowflake has a red brad in the centre.
The last card uses this gorgeous glittery holly paper. I really wanted to let the paper take centre stage so I didn't cover it up too much. This is another side opening A6 size card. I stamped the cream tag with the Fine Flourish background stamp in Garden Green ink after stamping off twice first and then I stamped the Noel in Bravo Burgundy. I edged the tag with Burgundy ink. I've then mounted the cream tag to a larger Garden Green tag. I used linen thread to tie the tag around the Olive ribbon and added a button. To finish off the card front I've added two Olive photo corners.
As the Burgundy CS is very dark to write a message on I've added a stamped Vanilla oval inside the card. I edged the outside of the oval with Burgundy ink. The sentiment was stamped in Garden Green and then I coloured the holly leaves and berries with Olive and Burgundy marker pens.
Supplies for trees card:
Stamps: SU! Lovely As a Tree set, Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It With Style set
CS: SU! Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Nellie Multiframe oval die, 1" circle punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, sponge
Embellishments & accessories: self adhesive gold nailhead
Supplies for snowflake card:
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes & Best Yet sets
CS: Anita's 4" square white card blank, SU! Tempting Turquoise, Real Red & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Square & rectangle Nestabilities dies, paper piercer, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Red grosgrain ribbon, red brad
Supplies for Noel card:
Stamps: SU! Fine Flourish stamp, Hero Arts Noel stamp, inside sentiment by Stampendous
CS: SU! Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: KandCo Christmas Cheer Holly Glittered Paper
Ink: SU! Garden Green & Bravo Burgundy ink pads, Old Olive & Bravo Burgundy marker pens
Tools: Sizzix Scallop Tag die, Sizzix Photo Corners #2 die, Nellie Multiframe oval die, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! linen thread, button