Hi and happy Thursday,
Hope your week has been going well. I've been somewhat busy with work, but today it's pretty slow and I'm taking advantage of that to work on some birthday projects later this afternoon.
Joanne is the hostess for this week's Paper Players Challenge with a great color theme for holiday cards. Green, Red, White with either Gold or Silver to accent. I used it to make three cards, all with Gold as my accent color.
Here's a picture of the three together.
The stamped images on all are from different Concord & 9th Holiday stamp sets.
On card 1, the background is from the Buds and Blossoms set. The open flower is stamped with Real Red ink randomly around the white panel. The corresponding stamp is stamped randomly with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold EP. The mistletoe die is also C&9th from the Mistletoe Messages set and it is cut twice from Shaded Spruce card stock, glued together, then glued on the front. The large bow is from a Winter Dies set by Honey Bee. The sentiment is from the same Mistletoe Messages set.
For card 2, I used the C&9th Candy Cane background stamp. I placed the white panel on the C&9th Turnabout jig and stamped it with Real Red ink then rotated the jig once and stamped again with Shaded Spruce ink. This background is used for more dies from the Winter Honey Bee die set. The pillar candles are cut from gold metallic paper and red and white glossy paper. For the poinsettias, I used a blending brush and blended Real Red ink on white card stock the cut out the dies. Using the same blending brush I darkened the edges of the petals before making the flowers.
For card 3, I used the C&9th Iconic Christmas Turnabout set for the background stamping 1 turn with Real Red, 2 turns with Shaded Spruce and 1 turn with VersaMark ink and heat embossing with gold EP. The large tree die is from the C&9th All the Merrys set. It's stamped with several layers of Shaded Spruce ink and cutout with the corresponding die. I used some red and clear rhinestones around it for embellishments. The background is layered onto SU gold glimmer paper.
The insides of the 3 cards are pretty much the same. I used a Gina K set called Winter Hugs.
Thanks, and happy crafting!
Stamps sets: Buds and Blossoms, All the Merrys, Iconic Christmas Turnabout, Mistletoe Messages all from Concord & 9th, Winter Hugs from Gina K Designs
Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce card stocks, misc gold, red and white glossy card stock, SU gold Glimmer card stock
Ink: SU Real Red, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark
Other: C&9th corresponding set dies, Honey Bee Winter die set, Gina K Master Layouts 1 & 2 dies, Misti, Gemini Jr, gold embossing powder, heat tool, blending brushes, red and clear rhinestones, connect liquid glue, Dimensionals