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Thursday, 13 October 2011

A Couple of Christmas Cards

This weekend, I got rather inky, and I've got a couple of Christmas cards to show for it.

This is me back playing with my brayer, and using ideas direct from Barbara Gray. (But then, I'm using her split tree stamp, so I don't feel too guilty about it.)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping where they want clean and simple,
Cute Card Thursday where the theme is 'treemendous',
One Stop where anything goes.

I've used distress inks for the background, and the tree (and extra branches) are stamped in Memento in brown. The paper is from Crafty Individuals, I think.

This one uses a stamp I bought back in the summer, but I can't remember whose it is. (That's one disadvantage of unmounted stamps - if you lose the packaging, you've lost the information.) It's stamped in Versamark ink, and embossed in white. I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder in the background, and other than some layering, it's very simple.

I'd like to enter this card intot he following challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers where they want no design papers,

8 comments:

J said...

Lovely cards... I have that problem with unmounted stamps too. I've begun to store them in boxes marked with the brand so at least I have a vague idea now. The old way where they were stored under "floral", "cute", "background/swirls" just wasn't helpful!

Jackie

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Two beautiful cards. You do lovely work. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends "No Designer Paper" challenge this week. Good luck in the Stamp drawing and hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol MFP-DT

Deb said...

beautiful cards, your snowy scene is amazing!
many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge,
have a great day, Debxx

Janeen said...

Great job with the background. Thanks for entering this in Speedy the Cat's challenge No Designer Paper. Good luck. We appreciate you.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty cards. Love the colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week. Check out our new design team at SpeedyTV http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/forum/topics/friends-of-speedytv-challenge-week-2

xGemmax said...

Both cards are beautiful :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Nicecrane Designs said...

Sooo cute,,,,, love Them

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