Monday, October 11, 2010

More Christmas cards

A couple more cards from Saturday's marathon effort....

Angel of Peace

this first one started with white card stock that I stamped with HA Music Background in Tea Dye distress ink and then blending the same ink over the card after putting a circle mask for the moon. Stamped the Angel on (from a set by Inkadinkado)I. The sentiment went up the side as it didn't quite fit along the bottom where I wanted it to go. Once I matted it onto the mulberry card, I realised it wasn't straight... so to hide that, I angled the piece onto the nutmeg card. Added some Kaisercraft pearls just to finish it off... thinking though I might add some Stickles to the angel's flowers.... what do you think?

My next Christmas card is for the Penny Black Octoberfest.  I have one stamp from their Christmas Catalogue so used that.


Penny Black Octoberfest challenge


I coloured the mice with Pearlescent paints and matted it onto gold papers.  The black starry paper came from a $2 pack I got a couple of years ago and have never used... ( I have heaps of papers that I see, love, buy and then they sit in my cupboard forever lost!!!)
I bought the sentiment stamp on Saturday as I thought it was very sweet - here I embossed with a copper coloured EP - added a Fiskars edging done in the gold paper to cover the join and then pop dotted the main image.

I have just looked at my friend, Sue B's blog... she was at Stamp Group with me on Saturday and made the most cutest Teddy Bear Christmas cards.... really shabby chic looking... but oh so cute.  Pop over to her blog and have a look around...and leave her some love....her cards are so awesome.

Thanks for stopping by.... I really appreciate all the wonderful comments people are leaving... really makes my day.  Thanks so much,

10 comments:

Lin said...

Oh, Dawn, that first card is MAGICAL! Wonderful combination of stamps, and such an unusual color for Christmas!

Barb said...

Fabulous cards today, Dawn! I love seeing all of these from your marathon session! That first one is so gorgeous! Love the way it turned out! And your cute second card is just too sweet! Wonderful coloring!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Such great cards! Love that cute Penny Black card!

Sue said...

I think you should add the stickles.
Love the Angel card.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! I love both your Christmas cards! The first is so striking with the moon and the angel! I like the sentiment going up the side! And the second is so cute! :>

CinnamonSally said...

Love your sweet cards Dawn the first is my favourite, I have just ordered that background, can't wait to try it.

Heather Maria said...

Your first card is fantastic (with or without stickles), Dawn! Wonderful design and combination of stamps! The second card is so cute! Brilliant colouring!

Suzanne C said...

Love the orange background behind your angel. Beautiful. The hedgehogs are so sweet! Lovely card!

Tiffany said...

Such an elegant and magical look on your first card, love the colors and how can you resist those cute PB stamps!

Nancy said...

Loving these cards, Dawn! I have that angel and was needing some inspo..thanks for providing some great ideas. The Penny Black card is adorable...I love how you incorporated the music background on both cards, it's so versatile!
blessings sweet friend!