Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sketches work for Christmas cards

It is Saturday again and time for the Unscripted sketch.  This week I decided to make my card fit a Christmas theme. 

Here is the sketch, play along if you can find time and maybe you can even make a Christmas or Winter themed card.
I pulled out some of my brand NEW Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker papers from the Happy Holly-Days Collection.  The side piece with the curved prints on it are part of a circle patterned piece. 
I added a sticker to this piece of patterned paper and I also covered most of the berries on the card with Aleene's Paper Glaze giving them an epoxy look.
I just had to play along with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch too with another Christmas or Winter card. 
The patterned paper and the glitter snowflake are Melissa Frances.  The chipboard snowflake comes with the glitter on it and I am not a big fan of glitter that falls off so I have discovered that I can give these glittered pieces with some Mod Podge. That dries clear and helps hold the glitter on. While that was still wet, I placed a felt snowflake on top of it.
The cardstock for the card and for the embossed square is from the Core'dinations Gemstones collection. It has a pearly shine and is wonderful to emboss. I also embossed the bottom portion of the card with a snowflake embossing plate. 
And for some fun photos....
This little guy got his very first salon haircut.  His hair is curly and had just gotten too long to brush easily.  We started out pretty good because he was excited. 
It quickly went to this!!!! The main problem came when the hairdresser sprayed his hair with water, that was unexpected!
You can see that things got settled down and the remaining tear is just too cute! 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper, die cuts and sticker – Happy Holly-Days collection/Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
Self Adhesive Pearls – Me & My Big Ideas
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Foam tape – 3M

Winter Wonderland card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Vintage and Core Gemstones/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Melissa Frances
Chipboard glitter snowflake – Melissa Frances
Rub-on sentiment – Melissa Frances
Embossing plates - Sizzix
Felt snowflake – Creative Impressions
Self adhesive rhinestone – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Great cards. Good idea on using the Mod Podge to keep the glitter on.

    That last tear is too precious.

  2. Hi Lynda well your two cards are sooo equally different and soo equally `Beautiful` I love them both...
    Awww look at your little boy!!!!
    He is sooo`Gorgeous`
    Love the photos you captured!!!!
    WoW I checked your daughters photography out and all I can say is `WoW` stunning work TFI
    Have a fab week:) xxx

  3. Wow, those cards are beautiful! I really like the winter blue card! Fabulous! I never thought about using mod podge to keep the glitter on the card. Thanks for the tip!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my card:)

    ps. Poor bubba. I remember them days. I sure do miss it.

  4. Beautiful cards! Love those pics too: TFS!

  5. Linda, your Christmas creations are amazing! LOVE the snowflakes with the sparkle!! Poor little guy!! He's just not happy about getting that hair cut! My boys are teenagers and still act like that though!! LOL!!

  6. Goodness! I LOVE your winter wonderland card! Great embossing and texture! :)

  7. Oh my goodness!!! This is just beautiful!!! Love all the texture!!

  8. oh wow! I don't even know where to begin. First of all that snowflake card is just gorgeous and then those adorable pictures of your grandson. He is simply just the cutest ever
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
    :) Kazan

  9. Gorgeous cards, Linda! Love, love the embossing on the snowflake card, and that MF paper is so perfect for a winter theme. I still have some of it and you've totally motivated me to try this myself.
    Your little grandman is adorable getting his first salon haircut. Glad the whole thing wasn't totally traumatic after those tears.

  10. Not sure what I LOVE best - your beautiful cards or the haircuts pics! You're right about that last pic with the remaining tear! OMGosh! Makes your heart melt!

  11. What a gorgeous little man you have her, wow and the cards are just divine and I love the idea with the mod podge this is an awesome way of keeping the glitter on, gorgeous blog. Melxx

  12. oo, he llooks so handsome with that hair cut! looks like a big boy now doesn't he! beautiful cards linda, the snowflakes are beautiful, love the modge podge tip.

  13. Lovely cards! That blue snowflake card has marvelous layers of pretty papers!

    Your photos of your little guy are SO precious! He's a cutie pie! It reminds me of my boy's first haircut. A precious moment!

    Happy crafting!

  14. Gorgeous cards. Both are so pretty. Loved the choice of patterned papers and colors.

  15. Beautiful cards Linda, and what a great tip for glitter!

    (-: Heidi

  16. Beautiful cards Linda! I especially love the pretty snowflake card! The embossing looks fab! What a precious little one you have :)

  17. Fabulous cards and your pictures are too cute!