Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two for you!

So I got up early and started stampin!

The top card is using three neutrals. I love this look. The creations look so classy and elegant. For this one I stamped the swirls from Baroque Motifs using black craft ink onto the Sahara Sand top note shape. Now, the die for this has a perforation just inside the shape, so I just used scissors to trim using that line, and then mounted it onto the black one. I ran all that through the cuttlebug using the textile texture folder. The sentiment is stamped using the black craft and then clear embossed and cut out, embossed and mounted onto the black layer using the nesties. I backed the sentiment with just a little ribbon to set it off. This card is for my Aunt Flossie's family. She passed away yesterday. She is such a dear and will definitely be missed.
The second card is for Dar's challenge to make postcards and save some $ on postage when sending out your holiday cards. I couldn't resist participating, so I came up with this one. I love this Santa image from Stamp Francisco. I used close to cocoa ink for Santa and for the branches from the Peaceful Wishes stamp set. Then I overstamped that with the sentiment which was inked with close to cocoa craft ink and clear embossed to make it stand out just a little. I sponged more close to cocoa around the edges to give it a more vintage feel.
Happy Tuesday everyone!


Jilly Bean said...

I LOVE both of these!! As I read I thought, "I wish I was Aunt Flossie's family" so I could have that card. But as I read the next sentence I decided they deserved that beautiful card. I'm sorry to hear that your aunt passed away.

How is Al doing? Is anything broken? Is he feeling any better?

Wendy said...

I love them both. That is a great Santa. And the top note is just too cute, I think that I'm going to have to get that one for sure. I will probably put it on everything.

Jilly Bean said...

What are nesties?

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Oh Karen, these both are outstanding! Love that Santa image!!

Shirley said...

These are simply elegant! Love everything about them both!

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