Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Handmade Christmas

As promised, I wanted to share my cards that I made with Pink Persimmon's new Christmas stamp release designed by the talented Cathe Holden. This elegant set has a nice big tree and plenty of smaller stamps to deck it out. For the card above, I applied a thin layer of glitter glue and sprinkled pretty mica flakes all over for the sparkle. Yes, the mica is on my desk from now until Christmas, how about you? The amazing ribbon? You know it is May Arts!
For these 2 cards I dug out the heat embosser. On top, I used a white powder on kraft and layered over a piece of craft felt. Pink Ribbon from May Arts. Below, I sprayed the cardstock with Tattered Angels Mist "Honey Dew", it is a lovely color with gold highlights. I embossed in white powder and embellished with glitter brads and a Prima flower center.

More mica here. I only meant to use red glitter around the edge of the die cut, but it wasn't looking very neat, so I just went ahead and glittered the whole thing. I wrapped May Arts burlap string around the trunk.

It's time to get started on those Christmas cards if you haven't already! So far I have about 20 ready to go. I usually make them all identical, but I am thinking of switching it up every 20 cards or so this year. I also like to add a wallet size photo to the design. What are you making? Would love to hear about it...or see it!


jen said...

These are GREAT!! I haven't really started yet- YIKES! I usually make them identical too, but not sure I will this year! I better get at it though!!! :)

Lexi said...

sam these are so pretty!! I love how versatile the same stamp looks when the papers, embellishments are switched up!

JustYolie said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! Loving that stamp!:)

Suzanne said...

You are on a craft roll! I love your cards! I am not sure what i am doing this year. LOL
Have a wonderful day!!!!

lasabio said...

Your cards are lovely!

I've made 8 different assortments of cards with each of them being 1-2 dozen each. I'm on a roll! I just love Christmas and everything that it represents.