Friday, August 16, 2013

MC Aug/13 - Xmas Cards

MC Aug/13 - Scenic Labels - Blessed is the Season
I was on a roll... 3 more Xmas cards for my stash - This is kinda a long post. all the cards are 4.25"w x 5.5"h white cardstock. Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

Since I had this Spellbinders Labels die cut (both the negative and positive) on my desk, decided to use them.
I placed the smaller die cut opening (as a stencil) and stamped the Xmas Scene (Flourishes "Snow Wonderful") using Versafine "Vintage Sepia". Removed the stencil and put the same size die cut as a mask and sponged around the card with Distress "Antique Linen", "Old Paper" and some "Frayed Burlap".

Keeping the mask in place, placed the larger die cut opening (as a stencil) and sponged some more of the Burlap in the border. Pounced some Perfect Medium and embossed with Stampendous "Stamp n Bond" embossing powder. Heated to activate and sprinkled Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Warm Highlights", pressed the glitter into the sticky surface, brushed off the excess and lightly reheated to bond everything. Love the coloring that happened, almost golden. Added some White Puff Paint on the roofs and heat activated.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with the Sepia.

MC Aug/13 - Pines - Warm Winter Wishes
As a final touch used my rubber mallet to selectively emboss around the card to add more texture.

The 2nd card uses 2 of Tim's embossing folders "Tall Pines" and "Rays"
I embossed the card with the pines, then used my mallet to selectively emboss the rays. Sponged Distress "Mustard Seed", then some red from a dirty sponge for the rays. Sponged with a dirty green sponge and then added some "Pine Needles" on the trees.
Stamped the saying (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and pressed down really hard to get in the crevices of the embossing. This was a really quick and easy card.

MC Aug/13 - CAS Baubles - Peace On Earth
The 3rd card makes me so happy - it's fun...
I used a Dreamweaver stencil "LJ900" and the normal white embossing paste. I also used the large applicator "LM2010" which helps so much in getting the paste all over where you want it and not as much under the stencil because you're applying even downward pressure to the stencil as you're applying the paste. I allowed it to dry naturally, then placed the stencil back over the design and colored the baubles with Distress Markers in various fun colors. Removed the stencil and applied Glossy Accents on all the baubles. Love the look.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) - minus the Flourished Xmas tree that's part of the stamp - sorry Suzanne...  using the Black.

a really Clean and Simple card.

And they fit for these challenges:
(all 3 cards)
Papertake Weekly  something for any occasion
Divas By Design  #98 Xmas in August
Aud Sentiment  #87 no birthday cards
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #220 Xmas
Old Back Porch  #85 card a week

Card #1:
Belli Challenge  #176  glitter
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Monochromatic

Card #2:
Lil Red Wagon  #198 Put a sun on it

Card #3:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge  #53  CAS
Totally Paper Crafts  #180 use your favorite colors (I love all colors)
Dreamweaver  Monthly Aug  Xmas in August - I was informed that we could enter the Dreamweaver challenges more than once... I hadn't realized, so here's a 2nd card. 
One Layer Wednesday  #153 Inspir image (see below)


Ardyth said...

WOW! I love your colourful branch - I'm so glad you played along with OLW this week!

Claire said...

Hi Yogi, 3 gorgeous cards, I especially love those baubles they are so bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
Claire xx

JanR said...

Really cool embossing and the inking looks great! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Olivia said...

What a fab idea to turn your photo inspiration into a Christmas card...great imagination! Thanks for joining us at TPC

Julie said...

Great job getting Christmas cards done. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant Christmas collection. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful cards I'm loving all that texture!
Thanks for sharing it with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Pat K said...

A very beautiful collection of Christmas cards.
Thanks for playing along with us at the Belli Challenge. Pat K xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what beautiful cards but my favourite has to be the first one.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Andie's Space said...

These look wonderful. The embossing looks fabulous & adds an extra dimension to your cards. I love them. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Art By Wanda said...

Great cards!!!! I especially like the one with the trees!!! I'm glad you liked the tag I posted on QC and enjoyed your comment!!!!

Louise said...

Wow, 3 great cards Yogi! Of course, I'm partial to the Dreamweaver branch, love how you colored it, so fun! Thanks for playing along!

Cherylynn said...

Wow, three very impressive and different cards. Totally love the cheerful Dreamweaver card. I love that stencil and this is one of my favorite interpretations of it!

Leslie Miller said...

Great progress! I think the third is my favorite because it's so cheerful and festive. Just love all those colors!

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck..

Caz xx