Monday, September 6, 2010

Is it Christmas or Fall?

Before I share a couple cards, remember the PLAID week at Pink Persimmon.  The first project is up and it is pretty cute and useful too.

It is always fun to create Christmas cards and I love the colors of fall so here are the two cards I want to share with you today.
My CPS card for this week is Christmas themed mostly because the sponsor for this week is Sweet n Sassy stamps and this is the set that I was able to play with. I love Nativity scenes that are in silhouette like this so I was very happy to use this set on my card to go along with the sketch.
I stamped the Nativity scene with Versafine black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder and then I took a few colors of Fluid Chalk stamp pads and rubbed them directly on the white cardstock to add color.  By using more then one color I was able to get a gradient look. 
For this next card, I just had to use the color combo at The Play Date Cafe! LOVE these colors together, a combination I so would not have picked on my own.  Notice the embossed dot background on this card and the other card? That is my NEW Cuttlebug embossing folder.  This is the larger dot one, it embosses a bigger piece of paper and I think the dots are a little bigger. I love it.
I stamped this sprig of Sweet Peas by PaperTrey, Inc and colored them with Copic markers so that they matched the color combo. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Cardstock - Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Nativity scene and sentiment stamps – Courtesy of Sweet & Sassy
Black Versafine Stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Fluid chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap
Self Adhesive Pearl – Queen & Co.
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Snowflake punch - PaperShapers
Foam Tape – 3M


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Sweet Pea and sentiment stamp – PaperTrey, Inc.
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars


  1. beautiful, both soft and lovely cards.

  2. These are gorgeous- the colors are my favorites! Love them!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! LOOOOOOOVE them both!

  4. I think you're right, those dots do look bigger - ahhh, another one for my list! Love this card, especially your idea of using core card, and those sweet peas look beautiful. thanks for playing at the play date cafe :)

  5. What a gorgeous card! I LoVe sweet peas and I love this glad to have it in The Play Date Cafe.

  6. That gradient background on the first card is gorgeous Linda! I can never get enough of fall colors and your Fall card uses them perfectly. Beautiful work!

  7. Lovely card, wonderful use of this weeks PDCC colors! Thanks for joining us this week.

  8. Beautiful, rich and elegant card. Love those gorgeous flowers and they're colored so wonderfully! Thanks for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  9. Beautiful flowers and gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

  10. Did you cut out those stamped images? If so, GREAT job! I also love the poppies in your banner!

  11. Your sweet peas exactly match the required colors, Linda. You did a great job of matching them. And your coloring is fantastic. Love this beautiful card.

  12. Both cards are great--love the Christmas feel already--makes me want to get my cards started now! That second card is super! I love the distressed embossing! SO FUN! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}