Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas Cards in Blue

Welcome back!  I was busy in my craft room this afternoon and was able to make a couple more Christmas cards.  The Friday Mashup has a challenge this week with a great sketch.  The mash up is to use leaves but since I am focused on Christmas cards and I mostly only have weekends to make them, I decided not to do the mash up.  Do be sure to use the link below to visit FM and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration!

My first card is more on the CAS side, using the lovely snowflake from Holly Jolly Greetings.  It was stamped in Versamark then heat embossed on Bermuda Bay card stock with Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder to which I've added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  A Circle Collections framelit was used to cut it out.  The panel that it was adhered to was first run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling textured impression embossing folder then sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz for some nice sparkle.  It's a bit hard to see in the photos of this card, but I used the same panel and spray on the next card, where it's a bit more evident in the pics.

Finishing touches included Silver Metallic Thread under the snowflake, an Iced Rhinestone and the sentiment cut from Silver Glimmer paper with a Christmas Greetings Thinlit.

For my next card I kind of stretched the sketch to accommodate a horizontal piece with the main image.  I actually started with a large panel that I was planning on having as the main rectangle, but the embossing didn't turn out as clean as I'd hoped so I had to trim it down and pop it up over the Bermuda Bay rectangle.

The trees, sentiment and snowflakes from the Wonderland stamp set were all stamped in Versamark on Whisper White card stock then heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Next, I sponged a bit of So Saffron behind the trees, adding Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and Night of Navy in the sky.  I like how the sponging turned out.  This is such a lovely stamp set, and I have been inspired by the wide variety of wonderful cards I've seen made with it.  After popping up the top panel over the Bermuda Bay piece, a Snowflake Element decorated with Silver Cording Trim and an Iced Rhinestone was attached to the bottom corner (strategic placement to hide another badly embossed snowflake ;-)

So glad you decided to come by today.  As always your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I hope you have a great week ahead.




Norma said...

Beautiful card, love both. Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, terrific job with the sketch!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Valérie said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the turquoise color :) Thank you for playing with us at The Friday Mashup.