Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone,

Here are two cards that I made for Jennifer McGuire’s Thinking Inking Holiday challenge (Week 3) over at two peas.

Christmas Tree Card (click here for directions)
The center panel was stamped with the Music Background stamp CG222 in van dyke brown ink. Then I stamped the Christmas tree, Swirl Christmas CL469, over the music background and distressed it in Forrest Moss distress ink and then inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink. To finish off the card, I wrapped red sheer ribbon around the panel and added red pearls.
Santa Card (click here for directions)
The Santa was stamped with black ink and colored with markers. I used Holographic embossing powder for the top of his boots, bottom of his coat, beard, trim and the pom pom on his hat. This embossing powder does not show up too well on camera. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Santa with Gift H5267, Holiday Cheer Messages LL217 and Raindrop background S5101.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.


Brenda said...

Love these cards Sue, beautiful colour choices!

Sue said...

Hello Sue
Your two cards are so Christmasie.....
Love your colour choice.

Virginia L. said...

Wow! Both of your cards are gorgeous, Sue!! Love your take on the inking class. The Christmas tree is stunning with the background colors! the distressing around Santa image is beautiful, too!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful inking on both of these cards, I really love your use of the swirl tree! I think I need that stamp now! Great enabling!

Lin said...

I can see how much you're enjoying these classes, and your results show that you're doing your homework! Love both of these cards, Is the shape on the tree card a pre-cut card or some kind of die-cut? It really sets off that lovely tree!

Barb said...

Sue, these cards are wonderful! I love the way you've used the techniques! Both turned out just lovely!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

I love both cards Sue! You did a beautiful job using the inking techniques!