Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowflakes and Candy Canes!

I don't know if I have ever had so much fun coming up with new Christmas cards. There are just so many wonderful supplies available and I want to use them all!
For the card above, I just had to make use of these great stamps by Unity Stamp Co. The distress dot background stamp and the greeting stamp, "Jesus is the reason for the season".
The brackets are part of the greeting stamp. I stamped the greeting with black ink on a piece of plain white cardstock and then stamped it again on an extra piece of paper with red ink and cut out just the brackets. They were added to the greeting on the front of the card with foam tape for added dimension.
Before adding my extra brackets, I masked the greeting that I had stamped on my card front and stamped the distress dot background over that. This stamp was inked with red and green ink. I then sprayed some Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist over this piece.
The snowflakes are punches. I punched them out of white cardstock. They were then sprayed with Glimmer Mist spray to add the red color and I brushed them with Twinkle Glitter to add some sparkle.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
JESUS IS THE REASON card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Dot background and “JESUS” verse stamps – Unity
Memento Stamp pads
Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
We R Memory Keepers patterned paper
Gllitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Snowflake punch – Martha Stewart and Papershapers
Machine sewing
Gold ribbon – Michaels
White paint

12 comments:

Lisa Dorsey said...

Linda, that first card is the most stunning stamped card I have seen! You are amazing with that glimmer mist. Beautiful job!

Lea L. said...

I just adore that first card Linda...it is gorgeous!! Love the sentiment as well!

~Lea

vtpuggirl said...

Oh, I love that stamp. You find some of the best ones! Wish I could see your stash, that's for sure! :)

Peet said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda!!! Love them!

Creative Junkie said...

Those cards are both beautiful - I especially love that first one! Those colors ROCK.

Hilary Kanwischer said...

What a fun card and I just love those colors. I really thought I wanted to do a bright colorful card this year, but no such luck, I caved back to my usual. This is beautiful. :)

Anabelle said...

These are wonderful, Linda. I love the stamping on the first one...wow! And that sentiment stamp is wonderful. The second one DOES look good enough to eat!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all the shimmer and shine! You've got me thinking I need some glimmer mist!
(-: Heidi

Olena said...

Gorgeous card!!! Great job!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous! I love all the shimmer and sparkle on the first one especially!

Martha said...

Thanks for your comment on my card.
Love your cards, they are beautiful!
Also love the Santa by the way.
Bye,
Martha

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how beautiful your cards are, Linda!