Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jolly and Joy

I'm back today, from a little blog break, to share yet another Christmas card, actually 2 in this post. The digital image is by, I believe, Robyn's Fetish which printed I right on the card base and then printed it again in the three different patterned papers by My Mind's Eye and The Paper Studio. I did a paper piecing techniques to the ornaments which is something fun and different that you can do with digital images. For Jolly I kept the white space white to draw the attention to the ornaments. See Joy below where I colored the white space.

The rest of my card is nice and easy using My Mind's Eye patterned paper for the bottom portion of the card. I placed a K and Co border in the middle {green snowflakes} and then stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with Stampin Up Real Red ink onto the patterned paper. The card base is by Studio G at Michael's. Curse you Michael's Dollar Bin! You get me every single time.!

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Joy is a little bit different and I'm not sure I'm loving the end product or not but wanted to show you the difference. I printed the digi out on the card base and again on the patterned paper-Actually if you take a look at Jolly I used the same digi print out from the above card. Just be careful when you cut the first ornament set to leave the second set useable. time to keep the other side of the ornaments
 I printed out the ornaments onto red cardstock by Stampin Up. Before adhering the pieces together I used  red/pink distress ink on the card base around the images.

 I had printed the digital images and paper pieced these cards  a few years back. I recently came across them as I was cleaning and decided they need to be finished. I thought I would try and blend the reddish colored ink with aqua distress ink. Had I masked off the ornaments and spent a little more time with it I'm sure it would have blended better. Oh well Live N Learn and then move on.

The border punch is by EK Success and Joy sticker sentiment is by Mrs Grossman's.

One week until Christmas and I hope you are more prepared then I am. Have a great Wednesday.


  1. what a lovely card cindy.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Very pretty card, it has a very traditional feel to it. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Love those baubles and the sentiments . Thanks for sharing on Artistic Inspirations

  4. Two beauties! Love the paper pieced ornaments and pretty papers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  5. Lovely and fun card, thanks for joining us a t Get Inky!
    Ann DT.

  6. I love the way you made these cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle (DT)
    PS: please link our site at your challenge area. I cannot find one link of Anonymous Stamps.

  7. Lovely card, great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Merry Christmas & Happy new year and thank you for all your support joining in our challenges xx

  8. Love these - great colours. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create for this weeks challenge.

  9. Beautiful holiday card!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  10. Really beautiful Christmas card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  11. Love your cards. They are both wonderfully designed. Saw you at MIM!
    xx Katherine

  12. I love these cards. Too darn cute! Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge.

  13. love the colour combination, goodluck in our challenge over on artistic inspirations x

  14. How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craftin Desert Diva. I'm sorry I was so late to comment... Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments


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