Thursday, November 20, 2008

Creating Christmas or Holiday cards

You might remember that I love working with kits because of how well the products usually coordinate all together. This months kit from I Am A Scrapaholic is no exception! LOVE the papers and accents and, it was just in time for Christmas cards.
This card goes along with a sketch challenge we had at I Am A Scrapaholic. The red snowflake was a part of one of the patterned papers by SEI and I just cut it out. It was, however, not a full snowflake so I thought it worked really well with the sketch.
After the cut out snowflake was glued to the front of the card, I coated the entire piece with the Gloss Accents by Ranger. This product is clear, pretty much stays right where you put it instead of spreading out over the papers and dries with a raised or 3-D look. It is just like Aleene's Paper Glaze, Crystal Lacquer and Diamond Glaze by Judi Kins. While it was still wet, I slightly sprinkled the red, loose glitter over the wet surface. I didn't want to completely cover the red snowflake with the glitter. Pour on plenty of glitter and then when the Gloss Accent is dry, just brush off the excess glitter. I used a paint brush to really brush off all of the extra glitter.
For this next card, I combined several of the pieces from the kit to create my design.
The journaling piece is a sticker that comes with a white backing. I just kept it on the backing because I wanted white paper behind it. I rubbed on the tree, the green design that goes down the one side and the red, flourish design. Red Stickles were added to the tree to look like ornaments and I coated the flourish, chipboard piece with Platinum Stickles.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
RED GLITTER SNOWFLAKE card
Materials list:
Patterned Paper – Alpine Frost/SEI
Machine sewing
Gloss Accents – Ranger
Red glitter – Clearsnap
Rub-on greeting – Imaginsce
Corner rounder punch
Powder Puff Chalk stamp pads – Quick Quotes
MERRY CHRISTMAS - TREE card
Materials list:
Patterned papers – Alpine Frost/SEI
SEI rub-ons
Rub-on greeting - Imaginisce
My Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard flourish
American Crafts Remarks sticker
Machine Sewing
Stickles – Ranger

12 comments:

Jessica said...

Both cards are great! Love the snowflake on the first, but I think the second is my fav. It's so pretty!

Anabelle said...

These are beautiful! I love that SEI line. You always do such great things with Glossy Accents. ;)

Lisa Dorsey said...

I love those cards Linda! The bling on that tree is fabulous!

Becky Carafa said...

These are both beautiful! I love how kits take a lot of the guesswork out, yay!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous cards!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

These are both way too cool! I love the tree with the flourish at the bottom...very nice!

moralia said...

Beautiful cards!!! You did wonderful with this kit! :) YUM!!

lizness said...

It's official. You ARE the queen of cards! Seriously, every card you make is amazing and beautiful!

Miki said...

That tree on the second card is just stunning Linda! The touches of red glitter just make it pop right out!

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Oh goodness me! How did I ever miss those Christmas card posted below and that darling, just darling little baby! Beautiful Linda! :) And I'm just in love with that snowflake! I'm going back now to take another little peek at that card. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

Sherry Wright said...

Oh.. beautiful Linda. Love all the little details you added. :0)

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful.