Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Festive Christmas Cards

Can you tell I love making CAS cards? This one was so easy to make. I punched 5 star shaped flowers with my McGill flower punch and then embossed them to look like poinsettias. I added a couple of MS's punches, a strip of green cs on the inside layer, the sentiment and done!
Gold, ivory and green are one of my favourite colour combos for Christmas. I also love this poinsettia EB folder from SU when it's used with shiny cs like this ivory from Bazill. The gold on the sentiment circle was done using a gold leaf broad tip marker with a slit down the centre of the tip. I highlighted the star with my diamond glitter Jelly Roll pen and finished off the holly berries with red Stickles. TFL
I just love this Holly pp from Provo Craft. It is an old one that I've had for awhile and still had a little bit left. I stamped the Christmas flourish on the side with vintage photo dristress ink, and sponged the edges everywhere with it as well to give the card a little bit of a vintage look.
Silver and red together (especially with white, although this card doesn't have white) are another one of my favourite colour combinations for Christmas cards. The colours alone scream elegance. I stamped the poinsettia on the corner, embossed it with silver EB powder, and then cut it out around the edge. There is a layer of shiny silver cs on the inside for contrast. I stamped silver snowflakes on the present for a festive look and raised it up with 3D foam squares. I finished the poinsettia off with a little bit of silver and red glitter.
I didn't realize it until now, but this card has several different elements that represent Christmas. There are ornaments, snowflakes, a poinsettia and a Christmas tree covered in glitter! It's not very often that I am able to match pp from two different companies, but for this card I did. The snowflake pp is from Terri Conrad Designs' Winter Wonderland collection, and the ornament pp is from Scenic Route's Garland collection.

1 comment:

jules said...

wow love these gorgeous thanks for the inspiration! i need to make quicky cards great idea!