Friday, November 21, 2014

a few more cards...

Hello dearies!
How has your week been? I hope you're gearing up for the holidays like we are. 
Today, I took down my fall decorations and I'm cleaning like a madwoman after being sick for a few days.
Isn't it amazing how quickly everything can get behind?

Here are a few more cards I don't believe I've ever shared.
Very simple and easy to make.

This one uses a white scalloped card base I got in a pack at Michael's. It was $1 for 6 cards/envelopes.
The scalloped edge always makes it a little trickier to design a card around so I decided to have some pattern peeking out from behind it.
Those are just squares of patterned paper from my scrap bowl.
I embossed the tree using my Cricut and an embossing folder. I added a punched star and a little bit of twine for interest. 

Next up is a card using a cute Santa stamp I had. I stamped the image onto red cardstock and punched it into a circle.
I stamped "Merry Christmas to You" using a favorite Christmas stamp set.
This is a great design to make in multiples and you could even vary the stamp and the pattern if you didn't have a lot of the same paper.
This card is made on a kraft card base.

Lastly, here's a simple stamp using a large stocking stamp I love...

This was made on a cream card base but I added another piece of cream to give it weight.
On to that piece of cream, I layered a green gingham, a red strip and then stamped the image twice.
Once in red and once in green. I cut out and layered the green piece on top of the red.
Then I added the "Let's Be Merry" which is also stamped.

You can see the stamp behind the green here...
I did that part first before assembling the card, just in case it didn't come out great - I could move on and try again!

I always use Ranger Archival ink when stamping in black. 
It consistently stamps in a very dark black and dries quickly. I need to invest in the same ink in all the colors they make but I only stamp a lot when I get on a card making kick so I just never have bought them all. 

Hope you've enjoyed seeing these holiday cards! Thanks for stoppin' by!


bernii miller said...

Tracey I am loving these cards especially that first one ♥

Unknown said...

the first one is my fave too. they are all beautiful!

Teddi said...

awesome blossom christmas cards. i like how you showed us the inside of the card too. :)