They have a two week color challenge that I just couldn’t resist! I am really into using unusual colors for Christmas and Basic Black is one of my favorites to use.
Even though the card is simple it still has sparkle and shine! I heat embossed the snowflake for some shine. Then I added in a gold glimmer paper die cut for some sparkle. I also added in a few random gold sequins because as you know I believe sequins make everything look better! And that’s it! An easy peasy but still happy and sparkly Christmas card!
I’m taking a quick break from Christmas cards to share a Sale-a-bration sneak peek with you!
It’s so fun to get new stamps! My pre-order (a perk of being a demo!) came yesterday so there was no way I could make a Christmas card with these beauties on my desk. I went with a clean and simple card using the sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.
I thought of the airplane and cloud from SKY IS THE LIMIT right away when I saw the layout of the flowers. It ended up working out quite nicely!
I tried out a design from one of the new designer papers as well, but it blended with the Tempting Turquoise base. So I looked at the left over pile on my desk and a strip of WINTER WONDERLAND VELLUM jumped out at me. It made the perfect edition and kept the card clean with just the three colors.
Now that I have new goodies, I will start bringing you more sneak peeks along with Christmas ideas this month. Tomorrow stop back to see the second set of wine bottle tags that I made with Reason for the Season, they turned out so beautiful!
I’m going clean and simple today with REASON FOR THE SEASON. I was looking to make a card that would be easy to replicate for my holiday cards to send out this year. I think this one will fit the bill, elegant yet simple.
The color for the card base is a a fun twist, gray isn’t usually a color that ends up in my holiday cards, but I think it really works! Guess where I got the idea….
The Smokey Slate base gives the poinsettia a chance to really stand out. After I stamped the flower outline and extra color for the petals, I added more color with my blender pen and ink pad. I love how the shading is with the combo of the two.
I also added a little texture with the Gently Falling embossing folder. I love the contrast with the crisp white circle and black ink sentiment. Now I just need to make about 20 more and fill them all out to mail!
I have a really fun shaker for you today! I made a cozy little snow globe with Cozy Christmas.
Bet you didn’t expect these colors for a Christmas shaker card! I know it’s a little unusual, but I think it works. Guess where I got this color combo?? Yep, it’s from Create with Connie and Mary!
I love being able to use black glimmer paper for something other than Halloween, so that’s how this card got started! I pulled out my glimmer paper and the Winter Wonderland Vellum. The black stripes look amazing with the black glimmer.
I kept the center of the card neutral with Smokey Slate which makes the bold red glimmer sentiment really pop.
I couldn’t resist adding in a few silver sequins, I figured the card could handle just a little more bling! Lots of glimmer today for this fun shaker with non-traditional colors. I didn’t have Cozy Christmas on my radar at first, but I am so glad I bought it! That’s it for me today, see you Saturday for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!
Have I told you how much I love Blackberry Bliss?? Well I do!! So I have several cards coming up in the next two weeks featuring this gorgeous color. Today’s card is a quick one layer beauty.
Just because a card is one layer doesn’t mean it has to be boring, this one certainly isn’t! The richness of the Blackberry Bliss gives a real wow factor along with the bit of bling from the silver glimmer sentiment. Guess where I got the design idea….
Yep, another card for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge! I loved this week’s sketch so much I made TWO cards! If you missed the first, you can check it out HERE.
Speaking of Create with Connie and Mary, it’s time for a teaser for the upcoming November Mini Session.
Reason for the Season
Holly Jolly Greetings
BONUS: Christmas Cuties
We have 5 more awesome tutorials to help make your holidays both easy and festive! Three card sets and two 3D projects all for just $8.95. PLUS we have a winter bonus for you! Purchase both the November and December Mini Sessions and get a special winter project designed by Mary Brown for FREE! To find out more and subscribe, go to Create with Connie and Mary.
Let’s take one more look at the card for today plus a run down of the supplies.
To create this simple look, I first sponged a Blackberry Bliss circle. I used a negative from where I die cut a circle for a previous project. It happened to be handy on my desk so I ran with it! I added in two snowflakes, one with Razzleberry ink and the other with Blackberry Bliss. Lastly, I added Wisteria Wonder stars and dots, stamping off once to make it nice and light. To re-create this quick card for yourself, check out the supply list below.
There’s a great stamp set that you may not have noticed, the hostess set called SIX SAYINGS on the last page of the Holiday Catalog. It has six greetings that give you year round variety, so it’s quite handy! I am sharing a card today that uses a very fun sentiment for Halloween.
Isn’t this just too FaBOOlous! This particular greeting is what sold me on this set, it’s just so fun!
I went pretty clean and simple by adding a bit of washi and a pumpkin. My inspiration for this design came from this week’s sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.
The first thing I thought of when looking at the sketch was washi, so that was the basis of my card. I went with Halloween and used the HAPPY HAUNTING designer washi.
The pumpkin was created with a leftover Tangelo Twist circle die cut on my desk. I added in the chevron design, face and stem from SPARKLY SEASONS which made the jack-o-lantern come to life. This was such a fun card and it was quick too which I love!!
And speaking of something that I love, how about the October Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary! I love this session, there are so many fabulous ideas! It’s available now and all the work is done for you. For $8.95 you get 5 full tutorials plus bonus card ideas throughout the month. Go to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details and subscribe today!
When I saw the colors for this week, I thought it might work for a baby card… the one I was thinking about doing already!
When looking at the stamps in THANKFUL FOREST FRIENDS, I noticed that the stamp with a vine on the top and bottom would make a nice frame for one of the EXPRESSIONSNATURAL ELEMENTS. To create the frame, I masked off the sentiment.
A little washi tape covering the words kept that area ink free, just make sure you peel off the washi tape before you stamp! Here’s my image once the washi was removed.
And now you can see the clear image of the vine only once it’s stamped.
This is a great way to get more out of your stamps!
Just a quick reminder, the October Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is live today and full of great holiday ideas! I did an adorable card set with THANKFUL FOREST FRIENDS that I know you’ll love! Here’s the quick details:
Sets used for this collection:
Holly Jolly Greetings
Thankful Forest Friends
BONUS: Reason for the Season
All this for just $8.95!! You get full picture tutorials, all of the design work is done to help you make the most of the holidays! I hope you’ll join us, visit Create with Connie and Mary to sign up today!