Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Cards all Year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all Year Round the theme is: 

Winter Wonderland

I have two cards to share. For the first card, the winter cottage stamp is by Stamp N Plus and I colored it in with their powdered chalk mixed with paint. I love the stardust chalk as snow. I dry embossed the off white cardstock with an embossing folder by Darice and adhered it directly to my blue card base. I think gluing the rick rack on each edge anchors the whole panel to the blue cardstock. I die cut a rectangle die by Spellbinders to matte the image and die cut a Sizzix die for the sentiment. The sentiment sticker is by Cloud 9. The snowflakes are from a package of confetti and I embellished them by layering a sequin on top and a rhinestone on top of that. It was a little bit of  a challenge trying to glue the pieces to each other and not my fingers. Oh well it was worth since I think it looks cool.


http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/- Christmas with no red or green
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/- Anything goes with snow
http://blog.ribboncarousel.com/-Holidays and celebrations with ribbon

For my second card I had some strips of the snowflake patterned paper that I couldn't part with. I loved that paper so much and hoarded it until the bitter end. However I changed things up a bit from the original look by adding dashed lines inside all the snowflakes with a blue gel pen. It was a really good idea for the first one but by the time I was onto the second snowflake I was regretting my artist decision. These two pieces of pattered paper are situated on a piece of grid paper that I have inked the edges in blue.

The Season's Greetings sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus which I stamped in white pigment ink (SU) onto black cardstock by Recollections. The blue cardstock underneath the sentiment is blue powdered chalk mixed with paint from the card above. The snowflake die cut is by Spellbinders and I sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls by Ranger Industries. On top of the snowflake is the confetti, sequin and rhinestone embellishment. The other three snowflakes are stickers from Jolee's.



Thanks for stopping by. 

Challenges:
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/- Anything goes


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, I love your use of rickrack.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge over in The Crafting Café, good luck x

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  2. These are beautiful cards Cindy and thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  3. Beautiful cards Cindy. I love that beautiful wintry scene. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

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  4. I love both cards. - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter these into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see them there too. x

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  5. Beautiful cards and fabulous colored scene. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

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  6. Very pretty card and I love the embossing on the side. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Creative Corner.
    Nancy,DT

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  7. Two gorgeous cards! I love both of the designs!
    Thanks for sharing with us in our Winter Blues Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  8. Beautiful festive cards Cindy. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Christmas Cheer challenge this week x

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  9. Oh, these are both so elegant! Great holiday cards! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  10. I love the embossing. This card has such a serene feel. TFS!

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  11. Love both cards. Love the scene created in the first and the elegance of the second one. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

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  12. Just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

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  13. Beautifully image, love the background embossing and fabulous colours used. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT

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  14. Beautiful card. I love the embossing.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘seasons’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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  15. Two beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them both at BM.

    Sharon x

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  16. Both gorgeous Christmas cards, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

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  17. Very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

    Jenn
    DT

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  18. these are both beautiful holiday cards! i especially like the embossed panel on the first and the sequins layered on the snowflakes. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  19. I love the layers on this card! So beautiful! TFS with us at Crafting Cafe! Amy A. DT

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  20. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with The Crafting Cafe x

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  21. This is a gorgeous creation and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge :)

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  22. Gorgeous cards! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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Cindy