Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ornamental Icy Christmas Cards


Today I'm sharing two Christmas cards I made for the November 2014 Rudolph Day challenge - which is always to create two Christmas cards. I'm using pre-colored images from Deedee's digis Ornamental Icy set. This card base is SU! pool party and I accented it with a metallic green pine needle border die cut from Memory Box, as well as a matching punched star with a little diamond Geo Sparkler sticker in the center. I added some pool party ribbon and a silver-embossed sentiment from SU! The ornament was hand cut after printing and popped up on foam tape for a little dimension. I added a little bow with some silver cording for the finishing touch.


This card has an Island Indigo base, and I accented with silver metallic cardstock and ribbon. I used a Memory Box Frostyville border, adding punched stars and lastly added a Quickutz die cut sentiment. The star ornament was also fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

I'm also entering these cards into the ScrapyLand #6 challenge which is to add texture and use any die they sell in their store. I'm using two different Memory Box Dies.

Also, Deedee's digis is having an exciting 50% off customer appreciation sale going on right now until December 1st! It's store wide and includes every single stamp set she sells!!! You don't need a coupon or a special code.......just shop 'til you drop at reduced prices for a limited time. You're going to love her sets, many of which even include matching papers!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Carol, I do love these two beautiful Christmas cards. Love this time of year when everyone has so many gorgeous designs and ideas.xx
The Journey is the Start

Donna Hanley said...

Two more gorgeous cards from you this morning. They are both absolutely delightful. Enjoy your day.

SARN said...

Hi Carol . . . these are very pretty festive makes. LOVE Pool Party and Island Indigo + the bauble and Frostyville border . . . Okay . . .EVERYTHING about them!

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carol! Your cards are both so sweet and pretty! They truly remind me of the love shown in a hand-created greeting card with the careful attention to details and pretty coloring! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous cards, I love both. They have a stunning design, love the colours and all the diecuts

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! And I love both of those Memory Box dies! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #6!

jimlynn said...

Whoa! Carol, BOTH of these are stunning!!! Love the colors on both too. The first one and that hand cutting around the ornament is perfect! Don't know how you do that so well. Love the pine needles (and finally broke down and got that one the other other day after seeing you use them)! The second one and that beautiful die and ornament are so lovely too. Two fantastic cards for sure!
Hope y'all stay warm up there and I hear winter may finally be on it's way soon.
Lynn

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are so beautiful, I fell in love with the first one.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Denise Price said...

I think that ornaments must be trending this year; I am seeing lots of cards and scrapbook pages decorated with ornament images. Your cards are gorgeous, and the ornaments have great dimension. These cards are going to make someone very happy when you send them out for Christmas.

Jean said...

Hi Carol, lovely cards,I love the ornaments and super die cuts.
Jean x

Brenda said...

I am in love with both of these cards Carol! The ornament and star hanging is so pretty! You've inspired me to go get this set from DeeDee as well as wanting some dies. lol I think both are just gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Unusual projects. beautiful cards
hugs,
BozenA

LesleyG said...

particularly like those pine needle and frosty borders...lovely cards xxx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards and love your colour choices, at the moment I am so into these colours, I would use them all the time but don't. Love the images and all the embellishments.

Kath x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The pine needle and frostyville borders look amazing, Carol!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so pretty. I love the border dies you used. So glad you shared them with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Hettie said...

WOW!!! Stunning cards. I just love that Indigo Island with white. WIWZER!
Hugs
xx

JD/ Jill said...

Two very Pretty Christmas Cards!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oooooh pretty! I love the die-cut borders, so intricate!

nwilliams6 said...

These are so pretty! Love the ornaments and love the borders - I have got to get some more border dies! Lovely cards Carol. Happy Thanksgiving! Hugz

Sally H said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the delicate die cuts, and your design is very elegant

scrappymo! said...

Another duo of wonderful Christmas cards! They look so pretty.

Hope to see you at my blog, for the January Rudolph Day Challenge.