Midnight Quilt Mania

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas cards and more cards

I have so many things to do for the holidays I don't even know where to start! I make cards to send out and I want to make monogram note cards for co-workers, ornaments for the kids in my family, coaster calendars, and so much more! I need a priority list to keep me on track that's for sure. For my first post to my new blog I thought I would share a few Christmas cards I've made in the last couple of weeks. The first card is one I made using Lauren Meader's Wise Owl set from Paper Trey Ink. I went way too long before inking up these adorable owls! While I was tooling around in my craft room at 2 a.m. last Saturday I thought to myself "Hey, I wonder if this Denami santa hat will fit on the owl?" and it did! It was a perfect fit! The "who" was made with Karen Foster snap stamps and the branch is by Outlines. Cardstock is PTI Kraft, SU! Chocolate Chip and Real Red. I enjoyed this so much that I made 7 more cards, some of them also including a Denami stocking hanging from the branch. It felt great to get that many cards out in one sitting. Now I have only about 30 more to go. LOL!

The next card was for the sketch challenge on SCS. I really enjoyed this sketch and see myself using it several more times as I work on my holiday cards. The main image is from one of the new Inkadinkadoo clear sets. I stamped the reindeer in Versamark with Espresso ink and then embossed with clear ep. I went back and colored in the flowers using Copic markers and embossed in clear again and then added some small stickers to embellish a few flowers. The sky was sponged on using a combination of Antique Linen, Baby Blue, Buckaroo Blue and Night of Navy. The paper is SU!'s new Ski Slope paper. I added some snowflakes with a white gel pen and then embossed the Noel sentiment from PTI in gold and framed it with some hardware. The reindeer panel is mounted on Chocolate Chip cs which is edged with a metallic gold pen.

This blogging is hard! Please let me know if you'd like more or less details about my cards. I think I'll save some other cards to post later this week. This is a good start to my first real attempt at blogging, don't you think?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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