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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flakey Friends





I needed another card for my club for this month and even though Christmas is only 12 days away, I thought I'd make a card that could be used after Christmas also. If my club is like me, they will need this as a Christmas card.  
The neat think about this card is that the tree folds flat for sending.

I can't believe I've had this cute stamp set called Flakey Friends for months now and this is the first card I made with it. Oh well, snowmen are always great for any occasion cards for the winter months. The snowflake borders on the sides are part of the stamp set too.

Speaking of stamps never used, the tree on the left and the swirls with it are from a retired CTMH set called Nature's Gift. I guess this is a case of too many stamps and so little time.

I used Non-traditional Christmas colors of Smokey Plum and Olive. The dimensional tree on the right was cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosophy". The tree folds flat for sending. 
I used CTMH Almond Glitz Glitter Gel for the centers of the snowfakes, and to decorate the tree.

For the snow on the one tree and under the snowman, I applied White Liquid Applique and added some heat to puff, then some Prisma Glitter on top.
The scarf and hat were colored in with our NEW Alcohol markers in Smokey Plum and Olive.

The design inspiration came from this weeks challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday
Other Challenge Blogs for this Card:
Creative Card Crew - Use a star
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Sparkliscious
Loves Rubberstamps - Let it Snow
Use it Tuesday - All about Christmas
All Beautiful Cards - Let it Snow
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Victorine - Non traditional Christmas Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas with snowflakes



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merry and Bright Swing Card




Today I decided to play with the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artiste. I cut one of the swing cards out of Dakota B&T. I wanted a print that wasn't too busy and thought the wood grain would be perfect.

I combined Merry and Bright stamp set and the Perfect Fit - Holidays. The big snowflake is a spellbinders die and the snowflake border is a MS edge punch. I added some of the CTMH Red Glitz to the berries and flowers on the wreaths. Colors of ink used are Ruby and New England Ivy.