Monday, November 19, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Here is one of the cards that my November Club made. 
The background was made using the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. The trees were made from two half circles of Pear & Partridge Papers folded into a tree. 
I took clear sparkles and colored them with a deep red Copic marker. I didn't have the CTMH alcohol marker needed to get the color I wanted.
The sentiment is from an old retired CTMH set.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Angelic Blessings Christmas Card

I fell in love with this Close to my Heart stamp set at first sight. It has so many possibilities.
My card started out being a Sympathy Card but it ended up a Christmas Card.

I started out with a sketch from My Time Made Easy.

The Angel is from a set called Angelic Blessings and the sentiment is from Card Chatter Christmas. Colors used are Sky and Gypsy.

I added some clear glitter from MS to the Angel wings and clouds. The Spellbinders dies was cut out and MS purple Glitter glue applied to the edging.  The Memory Box Dies Cut in the upper right corner was layered with prisma glitter.

I hand stitched around the card with white embroidery floss in just a regular straight stitch. I LOVE hand stitching. It's my therapy

Other Challenges for this card:
2 Sisters - Pastel Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie - Make own background
Sweet Stampin - All that Glitters
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - No Coloring
Pile it on  - Make it sparkle
Sentimental Sunday - Dimension
Great Impressions - Holiday
Created With Love - Christmas with NO red or green