I can't believe we've only got one more card group get together for this year, where has the time gone?! We made three more Christmas cards today and that's all the Christmas cards for this year, next month we're doing flowery - lovely! The first card was made using the fabulous Hero Arts/Sizzix Snowman stamp and die combo set. The card is a small, tall size and is textured - as the sentiment has quite a fine font I turned the card inside out and stamped on the plain, non bumpy side. I stamped the tree with Always Artichoke ink, wiped it off at the very top and inked just that part with a Riding Hood Red marker. I stamped the snowman and used markers to add a touch of colour. I stamped his scarf separately with Riding Hood Red ink, trimmed it and glued it over the top. I tore a piece of white CS to use as a snow bank and added some glitter. The snowman and tree are popped up and I added red nailheads to the tree. The 'snowmen fall from heaven unassembled' sentiment is one I've had for years but I love it, it's one of my all time fave stamps. To finish off, I punched some snowflakes and added rhinestones to the centres.
Jan saw this card I made for the Simply' Stampin Swirls and Pearls challenge and asked if we could make it at card group. So I made this card, it's almost identical to my original but I've used a different sentiment and rhinestones instead of pearls.
Here's the inside - a paper insert with a stamped ornament and a hand drawn string.
I wanted to make the third card quite simple and easy, less time consuming than the first two. The thing about making square cards from A4 CS is that you get a lot of strips left over. I decided to use the leftover Marina Mist strips and Wild Wasabi CS pieces from the previous card to make scrapling cards The Marina Mist strip was scored and folded in half to form the card base. I stamped the tree in silver pigment ink and embossed with Stardust embossing powder. I LOVE the gorgeous sparkle you get from this powder, it's so beautiful! After layering onto a Wild Wasabi mat, I glued the piece onto the card so it hangs over the edge. I added the sentiment and two scored lines as a subtle embellishment.
Supplies for snowman & tree card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Snowman stamp & die combo set, sentiment from Stampendous
CS: Craft Tonic cream small, tall card blank, white CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red & Basic Gray
Tools: Sizzix Framelits dies from Snowman die & stamp combo set, Woodware small snowflake punch
Embellishments & accessories: red nailheads, clear rhinestones, crystal ultrafine glitter, 3d foam pads
Supplies for ornaments Season's Greetings card:
Stamps: SU! Delightful Decorations set, swirl from SU! Baroque Motifs set, sentiment from SU! Four the Holidays set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pacific Point & Wild Wasabi
Tools: SU! Ornament punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, clear rhinestones, 3d foam pads
Supplies for tree scrapling card:
Stamps: Hero Arts Branch & Flourish tree, sentiment from SU! Best Yet set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Ink: Encore silver pigment ink, SU! Night of Navy
Tools: Scor-Buddy to make the embossed lines
Embellishments & accessories: Stampendous 'Stardust' embossing powder