Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas cards and a sneak peek

These are the two Christmas cards I started yesterday and finished off last night,  The Kitty and the sentiment on the card are both from Kiwistamping.
I stamped the Kitty onto white cardstock in Versafine Onxy black and clear embossed it.  I used a mixture of Copics and watercolour pencils to colour it in.  On the rim of the hat and the pompom I used some white Liquid Appliqué.  I then cut the patterned paper and the matting with the Victorian cutter on my Marvey Papertrimmer,,  I stamped the sentiment straight onto the pp.  I tied the ribbon round before mounting it onto the green card.  This card is quite shiny.

The reindeer card is based on one I made at a class last year.  My stamp is a bit bigger than the one we used, but I have basically followed the design we used.  I stamped the reindeer onto white cardstock and then used my rectangle nestie to cut it out.  On the other white piece I just stamped the trailing flowers a couple of times in each corner, added a strip of red card through the middle before layering onto the black card.  I stamped the sentiment onto a white oval that was matted onto a red oval.  I then used kindyglitz to add interest to both the sentiment and the trailing flowers, added a gem and all done.  The reindeer stamp is from a set by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Sparkle clear set - Holiday messages.

Finally today I made my card for Deborah Nolans card chain challenge.  My card is heading to the USA to one very talented lady.  I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw all her beautiful work, but hope she will like this.  Just a wee peek for now.
Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to create some more.... love public holidays and long weekends....

6 comments:

Donna Mikasa said...

Ooh, Dawn...now I'm inspired to start on some Christmas cards after seeing yours! LOVE that Inkadinkado deer....you're a great enabler, too!

Vanessa said...

Great cards, Dawn! Your colouring on the first one is great and I love this deer stamp! Beautiful creations!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Kelly Booth said...

LOVELY cards Dawn!! I need to start my cards....!! Love the Kitty...too cute!

Tiffany said...

The deer card is sooo elegant and that little kitten on top is just too adorable! Perfect holiday cards Dawn!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable kitten and love the reindeer card. Don't worry your card will be appreciated and loved whereever it is going!

paula said...

Hi Dawn thank you for my wonderful card & for the stamped images :). Your cards are fantastic. I love the deer card & that kitty card is so cute.