Christmas cards ~ Create it. Go!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas cards

If you didn't get a chance to check these out on my friend's blog, where I was guest blogging last week, here they are again.

Here are two very different Christmas cards, one very unconventional and the other more conventional (with a twist in the format).

I really like the swirly Christmas tree in Stampin' Up's new "Snow Swirled" set, BUT unfortunately I don't have it, so I thought I would try my hand at making a similar tree.

I used the swirl from my "Priceless" set, and the small flower looking stamp from "Baroque Motifs" To create a similar looking Christmas tree. And wala! Here is what I came up with.
The "Blessed" stamp is from my retired "So Very" set, which I still use a lot and love! I think this card is prettier in person when you can really see how it sparkles. (The second pic shows a little more of the sparkle.) This card was very different from my normal style and honestly kinda weird for me...but I like the difference and thinking outside of my norm.

I also wanted to use some more traditional looking stamps, so I pulled out this old retired Stampin' Up set called "The Nativity" and thought it would make a great stair step card. (You can find the dimensions here.) It's simple, yet I love the way it came out! The stars are from "Background Basics". At first I was going to stamp them all over, but started on the sides and decided I like them there only. I still can't decide if it needs a brad in the front at the bottom of the sentiment or something like that. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Hope you like!



Stamp and Smile said...

So adorable these cards! I love the top card with going from small to the largest size on the rhinestones... love bling! Fun colors on both.... Smiles!! :)

Mary said...

Love this Christmas card. I haven't tried this technique yet...but I don't think I'd want to make many at a time...looks time consuming! Beautiful job! Love your Blog.