Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Has Taken Over My Craft Space!

Happy Monday everyone!

I had a fun time over the weekend, creating some Christmas cards with a few new stamps I bought! Love the inspiration that comes with getting new stuff! :)

First up is a card I made very quickly for Heather's 90-Minute Scramble Challenge in the Hero Arts Flickr group on Saturday! What fun it was being pushed to do a card so fast! I was nervous the whole time! A few smudges here and there but that's part of the fun! The challenge was to use something that was not specifically bought for card making. I used a few little sprigs from some holly that I had for decorating.

Next up is a card made with the beautiful blue, square card that Dawn sent to me! She sent a few of them in different colors and I adore this deep blue! I used my new Grand Snowflake stamp from Hero Arts, embossed with some Ranger Embossing Tinsel. It's tough to see, but it has little flecks of silver for a slight sparkle. I added two Hero Arts, felt snowflakes onto the bow.

Okay, this little reindeer has to be one of the sweetest stamps ever! I didn't realize he was such a small stamp and I love that! I colored him in with Copics, cut him out, then added dots with the Colorless Blender. I added some Holly colored Stickles to the ends of his antlers and I used Frosted Lace Stickles for the snowy hill and falling flakes. The pretty ribbon is Hero Hues.

This last card was made by stamping the Happy Holiday Trees with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I then added some darker green to the branches with a Copic Marker. Frosted Lace stickles were used for a sparkly look to the snow, and Broken China Distress ink for shading the background. I also added some falling snow, but this time I used White Opal Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fabulous week! :)