Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Christmas Cards ....

Hi again - still on the Christmas theme, here are a few more cards which I created today.
A bit late for this year I know, but at least I've got a head start on next year ! LOL

I love the colours in the SU - DS Wintergreen papers so made two more cards using these.

For this first one, I used Sage Shadow for the base card and Wintergreen striped paper, stamped the greeting, swirls and Poinsettias on Very Vanilla cardstock and attached some grosgrain ribbon.

SU Supplies:

Cardstock - Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Inks - Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery
Stamp set - Season of Joy
Ribbon - Mellow Moss - grosgrain
DS Papers - Wintergreen

Extras - silver brads, KindyGlitz - Crystalline

I decided to make a square card for this next one - also in the same colourway but with a little twist.

I used one of the paler Wintergreen papers and sponged it with Sage Shadow ink, leaving a clear area in which to stamp the greeting. The edges of the square paper were also inked with Sage Shadow before mounting on the Sage base card.

I then cut a triangular piece of the striped Wintergreen paper to fit in the bottom right-hand corner. Using this piece, I positioned it over some Sage Shadow cardstock and cut this out slightly bigger to allow for the scalloped edge which I punched out using my Scallop Border punch.

All edges were again sponged with the Sage Shadow ink before mounting onto the square paper.

The Poinsettias were actually cut from another piece of Wintergreen paper - I used two whole flowers - one large and one small plus one of the 'half' flowers for added depth. I sponged the edges of the petals and attached them to the corner piece using 3D foam squares.

A green half pearl was added to the centre of the top flower.

To finish off the card, I ran Kindy Glitz along the lines in the patterned paper and around the greeting and also used it on the petals of the small flower for a little Christmas Bling!

I'm sorry but the photo doesn't do justice to the sparkling glittered lines which look like falling rain !

Here is a close up of the mounted flower.

SU Supplies:
Cardstock - Sage Shadow
Ink - Sage Shadow
Stamp set - Occasional Greetings
DS Papers - Wintergreen
Punch - Scallop Border

Extras - Green half pearl, Kindy Glitz - Crystalline

For this last card, I used the traditional red and green combination with the Dashing DS papers.

I stamped the Real Red base card with the small flower stamp from the Season of Joy set, using Wild Wasabi ink. I cut out notched corners from a rectangular piece of DS Dashing paper and attached it to a bigger rectangle of Glorious Green cardstock. This was then also notched at the corners using a circle punch.

The tag was made using the Scallop Circle punch on Glorious Green cardstock, (I pierced a small hole in each scallop for a decorative touch), the 1 1/2" circle punch with Real Red cardstock and the greeting was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink and then punched out using the 1 1/4" circle punch. The red circle was attached to the scallop circle using double-sided tape and the greeting was mounted on 3D foam dots before attaching to the red circle.

I added a piece of double-stitched Wild Wasabi ribbon to the patterned paper piece then mounted these onto the base card.

I then mounted the tag over the ribbon using 3D foam squares.

As a final touch, I added two red flower gems.

SU Supplies:

Cardstock - Real Red, Glorious Green
Ink - Real Red
Stamp set - Merry, Merry
DS Papers - Dashing
Ribbon - Wild Wasabi double-stitched
Punches - Scallop circle, 1 1/2" circle, 1 1/4" circle, small circle punch for notched corners

Extras - Flower gems

Well, I think you've probably had enough of Christmas cards now so in my next post I'll show you something else.

Thanks for visiting - hope you'll drop by again soon.

Happy Stampin' !


  1. Hi Ramona,
    These are just gorgeous - as usual!!! I particularly love the Wintergreen based cards - they are so elegant. The way I ended up this year I should get a head start for next year too - LOL. Take care

  2. Very very nice!! They are truly lovely. you're very very talanted!!

  3. Ramona I agree with Debbie, I just love the Wintergreen cards that you have come up with, they are beautiful!
    Kellie xx

  4. I also love the wintergreen cards. They are very elegant.



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