Friday, October 30, 2015

Peace & Joy

Hi there!  I haven't been very productive in terms of finishing up projects or having time to post, until today when I was able to take a vacation day.  So thanks for visiting and taking a look.  I have a two Christmas cards to share that were made using this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.

The circle in the sketch was perfect for the large snowflake in the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.  To start, the snowflake was stamped in Versamark then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I settled on using some retired Christmas designer paper with colors including Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Silver.  So pretty!

Both cards have the same Pool Party base, stamped with the snowflake from the Wonderland stamp set, and the lovely striped designer paper mounted on a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  This one has the snowflake embossed on Bermuda Bay and uses the same color ink for the sentiment.  I also added snow flakes from last year's Frosted Sequins embellishments and added additional sparkle by topping them with rhinestones.

The next card has the snowflake embossed on Island Indigo, with the sentiment also in the same color.  Because the font is larger and the space limited, the sentiment was layered differently over the silver background.  Both snowflakes have Frosted Finishes Embellishments (also from last year) but on this card the embellies were sequins rather than snowflakes.

Fun to start building up my Christmas card stash, which isn't very large yet!  Seems impossible that Thanksgiving is just 4 weeks away and Christmas 8 - time to speed up production!

Thanks for visiting today.  Be sure to use the link above to enjoy some wonderful inspiration!



No comments: