Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Couple of Simple Christmas Cards

I made a couple of very simple Christmas cards today. While it was nice to take a little break from my usual vintage-distressed-grungy style, I keep thinking these aren't finished. LOL!

I am submitting this first card for this week's Less is More challenge - a bit of bling. I stamped the tree and sentiment on black and heat embossed with silver. I added some rhinestones to the tree for the bling. The tree stamp is Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from the $1.00 bin at Michaels (several years ago).
This card is for Lora's sketch challenge on CardSwaps. The background is embossed with a Sizzix Impressions plate. I went over the raised areas with a Versamarker and applied bronze Perfect Pearls. It looks a little splotchy in the photo, but in person it's not. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and also applied the bronze Perfect Pearls. I don't own any ornament dies, so I found an ornament template online and printed out the size I wanted. I adhered it to the back of some metallic bronze cardstock, cut it out and embossed it with the Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I added an wire hook and some ribbon.

That's three cards for today so I think I'm done. Thanks for stopping by!


Mandi said...

Super cards, love the tree particualrly, suepr design
thank you

Janice W. said...

Hi Judy,
Lots of beautiful cards have been made since I last visited! I enjoyed looking at them! One of my favorites is the card with the corrugated cardboard and the brown tones. It is stunning! Sorry you have and still have a few things you are working through. I too believe God will get you through.
Hugs, Janice

Chrissie said...

Superb cards Judy!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jane said...

2 nice cards - I love the silver tree - great embossing.
You can view my card here

Kathyk said...

Two smashing cards - I had the same problem with CAS initially - trust me, they're done!


Beryl K said...

Great cards
Beryl x

Susan said...

Very pretty CAS cards Judy!

Karen said...

Lovely cards, CAS, beautiful tree stamps Karen x