Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Thanksgiving and time to Make Christmas cards

I love when it's time to pull out my Christmas and Holiday stamps. 
 My first card goes pretty much way outside-the-box for Holiday colors but I did want to use the Colour Q challenge.  I kind of like my little Toy Soldier in these interesting colors and who uses orange snowflakes!!!
 I wanted a simple background to go with him so I simply sprayed some spritzes of water on a piece of watercolor paper and ran matching Distress Stains across the card.  I always love how they run and mingle.  That great sentiment is from a set by Simon Says Stamp, the Toy Soldier is a stamp from Tim Holtz, the tiny snowflakes are from Stampendous.  
Here is the Colour Q combo.
 My next card fits Thanksgiving, a holiday that is closer then I want to think.  How on earth does time fly?  I am stretching things a bit but I am adding it to the CAS-ology challenge to use a FLAG. My banner is a flag shape!  That is a shape I love used on cards but I don't often think to use it.
That amazing, ornate piece is a die by Spellbinders.  It is pretty much hard to believe that one die can cut something so pretty.  The leaf is from Hero Arts.  

Here is the CAS-ology challenge.
This also fits the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge for "thanks".
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I loveeeeee the solider on the first one!!!!!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh man, your nutcracker card is beyond divine! LOOOVe the bold stripeys across that background. You have so much talent!

Meghan said...

Beautiful mix of colour on your banner card! Love it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Claire said...

Nothing wrong with orange snowflakes! Great background for your soldier...always love seeing a 'non' traditional' Christmas card! And your Casology card is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Neets B said...

I like the rich yellow tones of your Thanksgiving card and yes, that intricate die cut is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CASology, Anita x (Guest Designer)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Linda. The colours are lovely and I love the pretty frame.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx