For years I have kept a basket full of cards for sale on the patient check out counter at the medical practice where I work. The money raised each year is donated to the adopt-a-family event sponsored by my company to serve many families in need. It is exciting to see the card purchases pick up over the holidays and keeping the basket filled is a fun job for me since I get to experience the fun of making cards and raising funds for the cause. I had a weekend filled with relaxation and was able to make several cards to add to my supply that I want to share with you that I made for the SCS challenges.
I made the first two cards for a challenge where we were asked to make a winter holiday card using no white. Yikes. At first that seemed a little daunting but it really wasn’t that hard.
I created a card like this in all blue last week and wrote a tutorial on the technique. I thought it would be perfect to do on Kraft colored cardstock with green trees and a little falling snow. It is so peaceful to me.
I created this fun snowman scene on the same Kraft cardstock and painted the snowman with Pumice Stone reinker. I love the country feel of this project.
This charming and dirty snowman seemed to pop layered over the red and white snowflake paper. Doesn’t he look like he could be a homeless snowman. I tried my hand creating one of Anna’s style crystal snowflakes.
I love this Christmas Rose image and try to make at least one card with it every year. It is one of the most elegant images that I own and is so much fun to color. I think it pairs perfectly with gold embossing and ribbon.
I love using pine cones and sprigs on Christmas cards. It seems they pair perfectly with country red and white gingham. These image have been cut out and popped up to add dimension to the project. You can see the layers much better in the next photo.
As you can see I was able to add quite a few cards to my supply this weekend and got in lots of creative time for myself at the same time. I hope you all have a great week.
2. Stamps: Our Craft Lounge Paper: Kraft, Artichoke, Cranberry Ink: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone Supplies: Gingham
3: Stamps: Rubbernecker Framed Snowman Winter #3 Paper: Red Riding Hood, Jovial, Watercolor Ink: Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Pumpkin Pie, Pumice Stone Supplies: Spellbinders Snowflake, Crystal Diamond Dust Glitter
4. Stamps: SU Christmas Cardinal retired Paper: Prism Cranberry, Watercolor, Gold Ink: Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Scattered Straw Supplies: Gold Ribbon, Nesties
5: Stamps: Peaceful Wishes Pinecone, Denami Designs Evergreen Paper: Red, Watercolor, SU DP Ink: Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy Supplies: Clear EP, Gingham