Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A few Christmas Cards

Remember in my last post that I was going to case this card?

Well here is my 1st version of the card.  I did not have a dark blue ink so made it with a lighter blue:

I wasn't too happy with it as I needed a darker blue ink so I got some and then came up with this:

The card base is navy but looks almost black in this photo.  I also don't have a shiny silver paper so used a silver matte paper under the image.  I was thinking of inking a sentiment for inside the card with versamark and then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  I also thought of stamping the sentiment with the dark blue ink on white.  My son loves this card and loves the contrast of the shades of blue with white.  He suggested stamping a sentiment inside with white ink.  Geez, why didn't I think of that?

Here are some more cards that I was inspired to make using the same technique:

 I love the Petals a Plenty embossing folder I got from a Stampin Up demonstrator that I used on this card.  I bought a darker green ink so will be doing this card over again.  The image is from Stampin up from the Snow Swirled stamp set.  I love this stamp set and will be using it for more cards.

Here is another card I made with the Madonna and Child:

Another version of the same card using a gold colour under the image:

This version is my fave:

I love the gold and maroon together.  The image was stamped in Purely Pomegrante from Stampin Up.

Here is one I made with the lighter blue ink showing the Manger:

This was a very simple card to make:

All of these cards were made over the last 2 weeks while Opa was at Curling.  I bought a Workshop on the go Kit from my niece Krista and have made 3 cards but have not taken any photos of them as yet.  It came with a level 2 Paper Pack - Mistletoe and I love this paper!  Here is a picture of the paper and card stock that came in this kit:

I also plan to make a card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge with the paper that I have left over.

Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!


Krista Ritskes said...

Love these cards! They are so simple but so elegant.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all so beautiful!! You sure have been busy!! The white with the embossing and a touch of color or sparkle is so elegant!

Lee said...

WOW.the cards are all STUNNING.Soooo elegant too.x