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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Christmas?

I know what you're thinking. Christmas cards already?

Well, actually now is the PERFECT time to think about Christmas cards! You KNOW how busy your schedule gets come November & December. How would you like to have all of your handmade Christmas cards done BEFORE that time of the year!! It would be great, right?

I just received some new Christmas stamp sets from The Angel Company's Inspiration Avenue. I love them! I cut them all out Thursday and inked them up today. I hope you enjoy the cards that I have to share with you!

I love how this first card turned out. I love this color scheme and simple design.
Here's a closeup of some of the details. The scor-bug line at the top. The sparkle on the ornaments with the clear gelly pen. The notch on the card. The ribbon hanging off the side of the card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyful Ornaments, Holiday Cheer (Joy!)
Inks: Burnt Umber, Water Lilly Green & Bordeaux Palette
Paper: Blue Green Bazzill, TAC Brown & Kraft
Other: Clear Gelly Pen, Circle Punch, Button, Brown Scrapper's floss, Ribbon, scor-bug

This next card looks so much better in real life. Sometimes I have a hard time capturing the true colors of the ribbons & cardstocks. The ribbon has a much softer look in real life.

See that fun snowflake background? That is made using the new "Snowflake Backgrounder" stamp! I outlined the brown cardstock with my Sea Breeze VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pad. The nice thing about the dew drops is that they are perfect to distress with and they have a nice foamy pad that allows you to easily ink edges.

Above you can see that I cut out the bird from the "Holiday Cheer" set and popped him up with pop dots. The green panel is also popped up on pop dots as well. I colored the leaf stem with markers.

Supplies
Stamps: Holiday Cheer, Snowflake Backgrounder, Tag Tidbits
Inks: Sea Breeze VersaMagic, Burnt Umber & Lamore Red Palette
Paper: TAC Brown & Ivory, DCWV Green
Other: Green Tombow marker, pop dots, ribbon

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful Cards! I really like how you did the button and cutout behind it on the ornament card! I was playing with my new stamps today too! rita w

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  2. Jen these are great christmas cards!! I really like that ornament set from the new catalog! Both cards are really pretty!!

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  3. Both cards beautiful and simple. You might get me adding more stamps to my wish list. lol.

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