... hello to anyone wandering around cyberspace today!!! I hope you're all having a wonderful day. This is to share with you the last of this year's Christmas cards - the ones for my family.
To make Jonathan's card I've used the colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe - PDCC112 and the sketch was Waltzingmouse - WMSC78.
I randomly stamped some snowflakes onto the card base in lime. I used my star nesties to cut out two stars - one dark green and the other kraft. I got the idea to layer the stars like this from my blog buddy, Pauline. I put the kraft one through my Cuttlebug embossing some more snowflakes which I inked. I cut out a the medium sized nested heart and added colour to it while still in the die. Finally I added a simple, but heartfelt sentiment, and a gem. For my darling husband today.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compliements of the Season, Seasons of Love - Tags
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Pear Tart; Distress - Festive Berries
Spellbinders: Nested Hearts (S4-296) #2, Stars (S4-092) #5
Accessories: Clear embossing powder; Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake card
The next card is Ben's and again I've used a couple of challenges - for the colours I've used the current For Your Inspiration - FYI#20 photo with those amazing shades of blue, purple and white, and the sketch is from Clean & Simple - FTL171 which I've turned on around!
I made my own backing paper from a couple of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamps which I think are just perfect for teenage boys! I attached some lovely silver ribbon over the centre to cover the join! I layered the finished paper onto some dark blue mirri card. Next I used Versamark to stamp the lovely Be Good Santa image and embossed it with detail silver, then I cut it out with my nesties. I added some purple ink to the edge of the image and over the words, then I coloured Santa's hat with shades of blue and purple, adding some coarse glitter. Finally I glittered the brim of Santa's hat and added flock for his beard. Oh yes, the bell was coloured with a Sakura Stardust pen. Just right for Ben!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Off Beat Backgrounds, Free Spirit - Boy, Around Christmastime
Inks: Versamark; Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze; Distress - Seedless Preserves
Spellbinders: Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #5
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, flock, glitter, mirri card, ribbon and Sakura Stardust pen
And last, but by no means least, is the card I made for my daughter Kathryn. For inspiration I've used the colour challenge from Colour Q - cQc116 (which are really similar to PDCC, but that's not really surprising as they are very Christmassy colours) and the current CAS-ual Fridays - CFC33 challenge.
One of the cards I made earlier this week featured gingerbread kids and Kathryn loved it. So I decided to use the Gingerbread Girl as the feature on her card (I've just realised that I did last year too)!! I started off by making some mats in Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler and Kraft. To keep the colour of the Cherry Cobber, I stamped the Gingerbread girl directly onto white card, clear embossed the image and then coloured it with kraft. Next I stamped some of the lovely Nordic Winter borders onto white card, cut them out and attached them to the kraft mat. I added some twine between the borders. I Finished off by mounting the Gingerbread girl onto a lime mat and attaching her to the card. A clean and simple card for my darling daughter!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Kraft; Versamark; Marvy le Plume pen - Leaf Green (Glorious Green)
Spellbinders: Labels Fourteen (S4-290) #3
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, twine, Stampin' Up! card
That's all for today. Enjoy the rest of the holiday period. I'll be back with some more cards on 28th December!