Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July


 It's time for the Rudolph Day July challenge. All you need to do is make 2 Christmas cards to enter the challenge, but today I have 3. This was recently a sketch used for the OWH VCMP, and I liked it so much, I decided to make a few more Christmas cards and try to finish up some of those Christmas paper pads I've had. I'm sorry but I don't remember who makes these papers because the covers are long gone. I never thought black snowflakes would make a nice Christmas card, and yet today I've made one that I really like! The sentiment is from PTI (part of a prize package I won from Darnell's 1st NBUS challenge), and the snowflakes were done with a Martha Stewart punch and a smaller generic punch. Those turquoise frosted pearl gems from Pizzazz Aplenty in the centers gave this just the right amount of sparkle and color to make me happy.


For this version, I used a SU! itty bitty punch to make the trees, and added tiny gold Stampendous Geo Sparkler stickers to the tree tops.


For this card I used silver strip stickers to suspend the ornaments - which were done with a SU! itty bitty punch, and added a silver Geo Sparkler to the centers. Another thing I love about these cards is that they're nice and flat, and will not require extra postage! YAY!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Carol

15 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

All are beautiful, but I really think my favorite one is the black and white one with the touch of turquoise. I find that one to be stunning. Great job on all though. Have a great day.

aussie aNNie said...

These are gorgeous outstanding Christmas cards...xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! They are two gorgous cards, elegant and clean!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are just fabulous, Carol! Those frosted gems look wonderful! You have used this sketch well!

nwilliams6 said...

I love seeing your different takes on the sketch! Fun stuff - love the b/w aqua one the best as the colors are just amazing but they are all wonderful. Hugz!

JD/ Jill said...

All lovely Christmas cardss! and thanks for the info you posted on my blog today.
My question for you, "Have you used your "stick" stamps yet? I would like to see how you used them.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Awesome cards...adore the sentiment! The first is definitely my fave! WTG!!!

Di said...

Top marks Carol - three real stunners here! Love how you used the same design yet came up with such variations. I think the black and white one is my favourite too :)

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

Three fantastic cards for the holidays! I've never seen a black snowflake but it sure works! VERY, very pretty.
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

They are all so lovely...but I think those black snowflakes have caught my eye...of course the blue diamonds really set them off!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

All three are beautiful but the black one is spectacular!!

SARN said...

Hi Carol . . . I just LOVE the layout you've used for each card and how different they look with the changed focal points & papers.

Terrific job.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Brenda said...

First off I love the sketch that you used for these cards Carol, such a nice balance. The black one is so gorgeous and I just may be CASEing that one as I just really love it. Who knew black snowflakes would look so good?!! You did!!! lol I love, love the other cards too, you have used those itty bitty punch's perfectly and the papers you have used for all the card are fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

That is a terrific sketch, and I loved each one of these pretty cards. I'm with Donna H, as I reall liked the snowflakes on #1. Actually they looked more silver in the picture, but it's a wonderful card. You have been very busy! See ya at Rudolph's, as I finally got my cards finished. TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What fun card! I think that you have a trio of squares but there are other spots of interest on your card as well--the background paper and the stripes. Love it!