Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CPS #94 and 2 Sketches 4 You cards

I am having way too much fun creating Christmas or Winter themed cards!!! I stayed with that theme this week for both my Card Positioning Systems card and Kazan's Sketch #15 at 2 Sketches 4 You card. I have said this before, but I just love the jumping off place that sketches give for creating. Sometimes it is fun to just get a bit of inspiration for your creations from a sketch, sometimes it is fun to follow the sketch very closely. I love the little wave look at the bottom of the sketch so I took that literal and handcut a couple wave shaped pieces from plain white cardstock. The fun thing here was that I then painted them with this Glitter Dimensional Paint. You get a great amount of sparkle and it is easy to apply.
I hope you can see it here - look very closely. Do you see the "dimension" of the rub-on bird piece? It is just so cool. These rub-ons are "thick" or "dimensional". They really make a stunning addition to a card. I found this set at Michaels in the Christmas supplies.
For this card, I combined a couple things, my I Am A Scrapaholic kit for December and the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. I also got in my brand new Distress Stickles by Ranger!!! OHHHHH what a wonderful color - Broken China.
The snowflake piece is a Glimmer chip by Tattered Angels. It comes with a soft silver look but I also sprayed it with Silver Glimmer Mist for some additional sparkle and accents from my new Stickles.


Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


SNOWY BIRDS card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Christmas Is/Cloud Nine/Fiskars (2 sided)
Bird rub-ons – Royal Brush/Royal and Langnickel
Glitter Dimensional paint – Plaid
Snowflake punch – Papershapers/EK Success


SILVER SNOWFLAKE card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Heidi Swapp
Broken China Stickles – Ranger
Snowflake piece – Tattered Angels
Ribbon – Michaels
Silver Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels

14 comments:

Lindsay Spencer said...

Beautiful cards, and fabulous creations and article in Card Maker!

Kazan Clark said...

oh Linda that silver and blue is gorgeous together - I love that color combination for winter. Thanks so much for playing
Hugs
Kazan

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful cards! Your 2s4u one is just stunning! I love the colors and the shimmer!

Dee Jackson said...

These are gorgeous!! I thought you had colored those birds:) The added details are lovely!!

Frida said...

Gorgeous take on Kazan's sketch !!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! I love finding little goodies at Mike's. :)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Both are FABULOUS!!! You know I love birdies!!!

Hanneke said...

Beautiful cards!!

Kristen Swain said...

love both cards- they are so fabulous!
kris

Suzie Webb said...

Really beautiful cards Linda...I esp. like that bird rub-on, the colors are so warm and rich! :)

rae said...

Linda, your cards are absolutely stunning!

Peet said...

Both cards are goregous, Linda!!!

Lorrie said...

Linda, they are both gorgeous!!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Linda, they are both quite beautiful, but that one with the birds is just amazing! Love the look of it.