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My card today was made specifically for my clubs, to teach them to use our NEW ShinHan Alcohol Markers. The colors of markers I used are, YR26, YR29, BR116, R11, GY234, and Y222. For this I used the gorgeous stamp set "Country Born". The papers are from the Pathfinding Paper Pack. And the Sentiment is from the stamp set that comes with the NEW CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge, "Artfully Sent". Now hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to share. The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge from Inspired by Stamping.
Time for another Christmas Card. I needed to keep this simple and this was perfect. The stamping is a dark green even though it looks black. This one used the Close to my Heart Noel Stamp Set. I matched it up with Yuletide Carol Paper Pack. New England Ivy for stamping, and Desert Sand for sponging, are the only Ink Pads that I used. The original inspiration for this card started with a great sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday Challenge Blog.
I've been in such a creative mood lately. I think it's mainly because I love making Christmas Cards and also because Close to my Heart Has so many fabulous Christmas stamps in their catalog this year. This stamp set is actually the October Stamp of the Month called Home for the Holidays. This card is the first of three cards my Hostess Club will be making this month. The paper used is from the Yuletide Carol Paper Pack. The background was dry embossed. The Merry Christmas is from one of the stamp sets that come with the NEW Close to my Heart exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artfully Sent. The bow was make form the Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon. And, of course, what's a Christmas Card without Glitter!!! The inspiration for this card started with a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I chose not to cut off the left side of the oval because it is a card that my club will be making and I wanted to simplify the making of the card.
I'm busy trying to design all of my cards for my big Christmas Card Workshop coming up later this month. I'm trying to keep them as easy as I can for my guests to put together, but still look elegant. When each person is making 16 cards, four of four designs, in a 4 hour period, things need to go quickly. Here is the second card of the four. The first one was posted on Friday. I used the Christmas Post stamp set and the Yuletide Workshop on the go, paper and stamp set, for this card. The inspiration for this card started with the Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge
Here is a fun Christmas card using the fabulous "Christmas Post" stamp set. I'm planning some workshops and need something that won't take lots of time to complete, but still look elegant. I think this one fits the bill. No coloring involved.
The Merry Christmas is from one of the stamp sets that comes with the NEW, all exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge called "Artfully Sent".
The paper pack used is "Yuletide Carol". All products on this card are from Close to my Heart.
The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge fromAtlantic Hearts.
I just need to make mention, that all content is by me, Nancy Brown, and I ask that you do not copy or re-create any of the artwork posted on here to sell, or for submissions to contests or publication. But feel free to "case" for your own personal use! Thanks.
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