Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scalloped Christmas

Hi!! I have two very different cards to share with you today! They both use holiday/winter stamps.

This first one that I made earlier this week is just fun...and simple! I LOVE the Ornamental Snowflakes stamp set SOOOO much!! I use it all the time for my wintry cards. I love playing with different snowflake color schemes too (which you'll see in another post in a few days).

I used the new Build-a-Background Level A hostess set for the polka dot background. I also sponged the edges of the card base & scalloped circle with Burnt Umber ink. I LOVE how Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink looks on Kraft cardstock!! I think that that is my favorite color of VersaMagic ink!!

Can you see how I "tied" the bow in the picture? I know it's kind of dark and hard to see. I took a piece of ribbon, folded it in half and adhered it together with glue dots (love those things!!). Then, I put the scalloped circle on top of it with pop dots. It created a sort of bow without the knot.

Stamps: Build-a-Background, Ornamental Snowflakes, Holiday Cheer (Joy!)
Paper: Kraft & Ultrasmooth White
Ink: Turquoise Gem VersaMagic, Burnt Umber Palette
Other: Ribbon, Stardust Clear Glitter Pen, Pop Dots, Scalloped Circle Punch

This next card uses a stamp from a Christmas set but I made into a non-Christmas card to show you the versatility of this stamp set! I love the bright colors!

See that patterned paper on the bottom? I made that!! I took a piece of colored paper and stamped one of the images from the "Aged Ornaments" stamp set with Claret ink. It almost looks velvety in real life!

Can you believe that there is NO ribbon on this card? You could easily use this same, easy design with more traditional Christmas colors to make Christmas cards.

Stamps: Good Tidings, Aged Ornaments
Paper: Catelynne, Brown, Kraft & Ultrasmooth White
Ink: Claret Palette Ink
Other: Pop dots, Scalloped Circle Punches

Be sure to check back tomorrow!! I have a FUN idea on how to use your Champagne VersaMark ink that I think you'll love!!


Jewels said...

Jen- Great cards! I love the ornamental snowflakes. I'm so glad they are back in the fall magalogue! Jewels

Patti J. said...

I love Kraft CS - so that makes the first card my favorite! They are both so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

These are both very pretty, Jen! Great colors, and I'm especially liking kraft for Christmas cards :)

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