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I sort of have a hodge podge of cards today covering basically all the 5 sets with traditional and non-traditional Christmas cards. Have you guys started your Christmas cards yet?
A Merry Christmas to You Cards
(Before we begin, yes, that's a Rubik's cube under my card.... I couldn't find anything else... Hush!)
I picked the medium sized poinsetta from Big Blooms Poinsettia and stamped it. I didn't move it from my block so all of them have a similar position on the card. I then stamped the sentiment from Compliments of the Season in gray ink (well, black ink for the red card). I used the text background from Text It on the colored paper and adhered it to my card. Tied a ribbon and called it a day.
The results are stunning though! It's as if I stamped the image on some shimmery white paper and shimmery colored paper. The ribbon has mist on it as well so it's nice and shimmery too! I LOVE spraying everything and anything in mist right now. Heck, I'd spray my husband in mist if he'd stand still long enough. ;-)
The flower is colored with Copics and then carefully trimmed. Since I knew I was going to trim the flower, I wasn't careful with coloring my edges. Why bother taking your time when you know it isn't going to matter?
Vintage Merry Christmas
For this card, I started with the patterned paper. I knew I wanted to use it. So we went from there and let the stamps speak to me. Normally, I pick my stamps and colors first... It took a slightly vintage turn.
This particular label I used is really versatile. Claire actually has two designs on it - one on the top half and one on the bottom half. So I inked up only one half and stamped it twice. You can also just ink the label as is -- see Sandie's card for a fun example of that. This means you have 3 possible frame looks, all with one stamp. How awesome is that? Yay for versatility and yay for Claire stuffing as many designs as possible into one gorgeous stamp set! (You could even do a 4th style by stamping the entire stamp twice)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Merry Christmas Card Set
Stamps: (Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Compliments of the Season, Text It) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (White, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruese, Spring Rain) Paperytrey Ink, (Cobblestone) Vivid, (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Cardstock: (White, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruese, Spring Rain) Paperytrey Ink
Fibers: (ribbon - Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruese, Spring Rain) Paperytrey Ink
Other: (Pearl) Glimmer Mist
Stamps: (Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels No. 14, Text It) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Patterned Paper: (365 Degrees) Pink Paislee
Ink, Cardstock, Fibers: (Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
Coloring Medium: (markers) Copics
Vintage Merry Christmas
Stamps: (Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels No. 14, Text It) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen) Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist) Papertrey Ink
Fibers: (Fine Linen) Papertrey Ink, (twine) May Arts
Accents: (buttons) Papertrey Ink