Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card Sampler

Usually, for Christmas cards, I try to come up with one pattern and just do an assembly line of cards.  This year, I couldn't narrow down my choices to just one stamp set, so I decided to use them all!  Nearly every card is different this year, which has been kinda fun.  Here is a quick sampler of cards I've made - fairly simple in their design.  I also wanted to stay away from embellishments that were too bulky for regular postage.

This is one of my favorites.  I had stamped the tree and added the epoxy stickers over the contrasting ornaments, but I really wanted to add a little more color to the tree.  I can't seem to find my 1/4" hole punch, so I was at a loss as to what I could do.  While watching 'Castle' on Monday night it hit me - use rhinestones instead!  I love bling and all things glittery, so this was a perfect solution.  I picked a few circles to overlay and glued my rhinestones on.  The lighter turquoise paper in the background is actually pearly, even though you cant tell from the picture.

This card was actually based on a scrap I had been experimenting on.  For my Christmas workshop the ladies created two cards.  This one was an experiment to see if I liked the flourish in gold ink, or heat embossed in gold.  At the workshop, we went with the heat embossing, but I still had this perfectly usable scrap left.  So I decided to match it up with Rich Razzelberry (my new favorite color combo BTW).  I also decided to heat emboss the PEACE for the tag, to give it a more solid white.

This is the sample card from my Christmas Workshop.  We used the Heat and Stick powder and some red glitter to do the entire tree sparkly.  I also used strips of the DSP from the Holiday Minicatalog. I'm lovin' the New Modern Label punch, can you tell?