Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry and Joy

I have been making so many Christmas or Winter cards and I have been having so much fun with different techniques and stamps and dies and inks!!!
 I picked up a set of stamps with a matching die at Michaels from Hampton Arts.  I love snowflakes so I really can't have too many snowflake stamps and dies! I stamped a few of the images over my funky inked background. 
 I love playing with the Distress Stains and watercolor paper so I just mixed a few Christmas colors to create a background.  The biggest snowflake was cut out with the matching die so it could be added separate.  
 This goes with the retro sketch for this week.

 This card ended up being a bit more elegant.  Everyone seems to be creating with gold this year so I pulled out a piece of shiny gold paper I had and cut this out with a My Favorite Things die. The joy is a die from Wplus9 Designs.
 I then added a few pretty snowflakes using dies.  The biggest one is from Hero Arts, the smaller ones are from Wplus9 Designs. 
This goes along with the Inkspirational challenge to use GOLD.
It also fits the CAS-ology SNOW challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

5 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Holy glorious saturation of color! Your card is fantastic with that graphic watercolor background! Amazing work.

joy said...

Such WOW cards, Linda! I love them both. Snowflakes are a favorite of mine, also.

Virginia Lu said...

Love the mix of gold and silver, Linda! Truly elegant! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Winter Inspiration” Challenge!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are great, Linda! I love the layered snowflake against the elegance of the silver! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Gillian R said...

What striking cards, love the gold and white combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology