Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More Christmas in July Cards

I made these cards a while ago and thought I'd share them today. I found a background I'd made and never used, so I cut it into 2 pieces and made 2 cards much like these cards I posted recently. I apparently was trying a new technique and just tossed the finished result into a box of unfinished projects, but I'm happy I was able to finally use them. If memory serves me correctly, I sponged the colors onto cardstock, and then dipped the SU! doily punch into bleach or spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the sponged panel. The finished look was pleasing to me, but I couldn't figure out how to use the background until I decided to split it into 2 pieces. The border was done with a Fiskars flower punch, and the ornament punch from the SU! mini punch pak I got from last year's holiday catalog. I decided those mini ornaments make nice leaves, so I used scraps of green to create the greenery. I added a drop of liquid pearls to the centers, and embossed the SU! More Merry Wishes sentiment with gold embossing powder.

Here's the 2nd card, and I switched this up a bit by adding various shades of green for the leaves.

Since I used scraps I'm adding this to Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground #83.

Have you started making Christmas cards yet? Instead of packing away my Christmas stamp supplies until fall like I used to do, I've been making Christmas cards all year long, and I have quite a stash finished already. As Martha would say....."That's a good thing!"

Have yourself a great day!



Benzi said...

Carol, these are beautiful Christmas cards.I love the technique you used..wowzer!

I've got quite a stash of Christmas cards made, too. They are my favorite to make.

jimlynn said...

Yep, that's "a good thing" for sure! Love this one and that technique you used for the background paper really sets off the entire card.

Kim S said...

What a gorgeous effect with that hint of doily!

JD/ Jill said...

So lovely! I keep being amazed at how you are using the supplies from your "unfinished Box!" You give me inspiration!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very, very lovely, Carol! This looks like a tropical holiday, and I'd like to be there to celebrate it!

Di said...

Oooh Carol, I do love this style of card. Really striking with the gorgeous colours and diagonal line of flowers!

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

These look amazing . my fav one is the second one with the extra amount of leaves. Hugs Mrs a.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Thanks for the info on how you created the background. It's lovely . . . and now you have two GREAT cards from it.


Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card - love the beautiful background, have done something similar with water - but this is a gorgeous Xmas card hugs Karen