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Thursday, 4 December 2008

Four New Christmas Card Designs

I've been away for a couple of days but I have tried to be busy (despite being sidetracked by a bit of shopping - I needed a dress for the Mess Christmas Ball, some rugby, some poker and a bit more rugby!!! - I won the poker by the way - amazingly, cos I still don't know how to play properly).

Anyway, I've managed to knock out 15 cards, so I'm getting there slowly but surely!!!

The first design is the Pink and Green Tall Stylized Christmas Tree.

The Christmas Tree image was stamped and coloured using Sakura Stardust pens.
The sentiment was stamped using stamps from both the HOTP Christmas Sentiments and Motifs stamp sets.

Faux stitching was added around the edges of both panels too, and both panels were matted onto white and cerise pink card.

The patterned papers are from the Anita's Naughty and Nice Paper pad.

The second design was the Pink and Green Stylized Christmas Tree.

The image, from a Dovecraft Studio G mini stamp set, was stamped and colour was added using the Whispers Brushstroke markers.

Faux stitching was added around the edges of the panel and this was then matted on to lime green and cerise pink cardstock.

The patterned papers, from the Anita's Naughty and Nice paper pad, were layered and a strip of Dovecraft printed grosgrain ribbon attached over the top.

The sentiment was taken from the HOTP Christmas Motifs stamp set.

The third card design is the Glittered Pink and Green Ornate Christmas Tree.

The Papermania Ornate Christmas Tree stamp was stamped and silver embossed four times onto cerise pink, lime green and white cardstock.

The different layers were cut out and glittered using DecoArt Crystal Glamourdust and Cerise Pink glitter. The white layer was also coloured using Sakura Stardust pens.

The different pieces were layered up and matted onto white and lime green cardstock.

The greeting, from the HOTP Christmas Sentiments stamp set, was silver embossed, cut out and edged with silver paint pen and matted onto lime green and cerise pink cardstock.

The last card I made is the Blue and Brown Rudolph with Presents card.

The Anita's Rudolph with Presents image was stamped and watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers. His nose was coloured using a red Sakura Stardust pen.

This was matted onto chocolate brown card and light blue mirror card, as was the sentiment which is from the See D's Christmas Messages stamp set.

The patterned papers were taken from the HOTP Ultimate Christmas Creative Pack, each piece highlighted with clear Sakura Stardust pen.
Oh yes, to get back to the poker......
Last night, seven squaddies (only one of whom didn't know how to play poker) and myself sat down at the table and (despite a couple of protestations of collusion!) there was only myself and DH left at the table with chips so we shared the pot - at least that's what I told DH we'd do with the winnings!!! Cost us £5 each for us to play, and came home with £40!!! Not bad for a night's work!!


gina g said...

Well you have been busy Kathleen fab card they are too. At least you came home a few pounds better off lol. Take care. gina xx

Kim Piggott said...

Gracious you have been working so hard. Fabulous cards. Love all your designs and wonderful papers.
kim xxx

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