Sunday, September 16, 2007

Christmas Favourites

As promised, here are a few of my favourites from my Christmas board. The cards are in clear envelopes, so hopefully you can still see them alright!

For this card, I used my Autumn card as inspiration, just changing it to a Christmas card.

I again used Artichoke as the base with Wintergreen paper (I really need to order some different Christmas paper!). I used toilet paper technique on Soft Sky cs with Artichoke ink, then punched three holes using my 1 1/4 inch circle punch. I layered this on the designer paper. I then stamped the snowflake from All Through the Year in Soft Sky and punched it out with the 1 1/4 punch. I adhered these to the card with dimensionals. Finally, I stamped "Merry Christmas" from Holidays and Wishes in Artichoke on Whisper White and stuck it to the card with a clip from Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware that has some Blue Bayou ribbon tied around it (I would have used Soft Sky, but I don't have that colour ribbon!).
This card was inspired by this card in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. I used the Wintergreen designer paper with Always Artichoke as my card base. I used a chipboard star from On Board Accents and dyed it with Always Artichoke ink. I stamped the snowflake from Perfect Presentation in Artichoke and punched it out with the 3/4 inch circle punch. Then I matted it on Soft Sky cs and punched that out with my 1 1/4 inch punch. To finish it off, I stamped "Happy Holidays" from Flaky Friends in Artichoke and tied some gold elastic cord around it.

I don't use chipboard very often, but I think I'm going to start. I like the dimension it adds to the card. Besides, I bought a whole bunch of it, and I'm hording it! Is it just me, or does anyone else buy something and not use it because you're waiting for just the right project to use it with! Time to stop that madness! LOL!

For this last card, I used polished stone technique for the background. I used Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Gold re-inkers for this one. I stamped the Christmas tree and snowflake from Perfect Presentation in black Staz-On. I then tied some black grosgrain ribbon around it, adhered it to some Basic Black cs and stuck the whole thing onto the Bravo Burgundy card base. Quick and simple, but I love the polished stone look! I'm thinking that maybe I will use the tree from Wondrous Gift next time, though, as it will fill the space better.

Anyway, these are three of my favourites, and they didn't take long (as I mentioned yesterday, I only had an hour and a half to make ten cards!). Thanks for looking!


Allison said...

These are great!

Alexandra said...

These are really really pretty Shannon - TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tex said...

Wonderful displays, indeed!


Rose Ann said...

All of these are so pretty!! Love them!!

Corie said...

I can see why these are you favs -- love them

dd2njoy said...

Lovely cards Shannon,no wonder they're favorites! I like the last one alot,TFS!

My Paper World said...

Really beautiful! I havent used any chipboard accents before, but I am going to try some. Love all these cards, they are so pretty!

kathleenh said...

Great cards! I especially like the star one.