I've been meaning to get a post written, but my brain seemed to need a break--haha! First is a card I posted on Flickr & it's one of my favorites this year.
My sweet friend, Susanne, sent me a couple SSS Bare Tree Oval Collage die cuts. I started by adding Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the SSS Falling Snow stencil. Then I blended a couple Distress Inks on a panel of textured white cardstock for the background. The sentiment from AJVD (thank you, Rosemary) was stamped in Versafine Clair brown & the little wooden star was silver embossed. I entered SSS Flickr, Flickr Love Handmade Cards & SSS Christmas Card Day.
Next is my entry for PTI MIM Ombre Sentiments. I've hardly used Splits: Just a Note, but really love it.
This time I kept it very simple & white embossed the image on a Soft Stone panel. The sentiment was then stamped in Smokey Shadow & Weathervane for the ombre. Gotta say, think I'll use that more often for sentiments. My order with Pierced Feature Frames dies just arrived & I cut the large one from Smokey Shadow. I didn't want to add color to the image, so just used Pico Embellisher Shimmer. AAA (3 words).
My last card is one of few multiples I did for Christmas this year. I make a one layer card for hubby's 13 cousins we've only known a few years. Most of them live near each other, so wouldn't want anyone to feel they didn't get as nice a card--haha!
I stamped the 2009 Hero Arts Big Pine Bough in green on each card & then switched to gold & overstamped each one. It didn't have to be exact, so a great way to use a wood mounted stamp for multiple cards. The HA 2007 wood mounted sentiment from Traditional Messages was stamped using a well-inked red pad, so no second stamping needed. These were so easy to complete, I decided to add Christmas Red Stickles for some berries. I'm entering ABNH, CAS on Friday & PB & More.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you. Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas.