Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ornament Joy and Frosty

Hi everyone.  I have two more Christmas cards to share with you today.  I've actually finished making all the cards I need and have already mailed them out.  I'm now making a few for my mom to use this year.

The first one uses a free digi from Desert Diva ... thanks Hannalie!!  I love Hannalie's sentiments and used one as the only image on my first card.  I just love this Joy with the ornament dangling and so wanted to show it off by providing lots of white space around it.  I used this week's colors from Paper Players challenge (PP#125 - pool party, cherry cobbler, neutral of choice) to color in the ornament and then added clear stickles on top to make it glittery.  I cut out the ornament and popped it up to add more depth.  Two simple lines of scoring and a frame and my card was done!  Easy, peasy and pretty! 

Stamps:  Joy to the World (Desert Diva digital stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear stickles, scoring tool, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), glue dot, and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of the main image along with the scoring lines:


The second card also uses the colors from the Paper Players challenge this week (as above).  This time I made a whimsical card using circle punches for the snowman.  I drew in his eyes, nose and mouth ... and colored the nose with Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker.  A little twine, some torn snow drifts and a couple of red jingle bells finish off the card.  Hope you like.


Stamps:  Frosty Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU!);  White (C.C. Designs)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  1 3/8" circle punch, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Maraschino Twine (The Twinery); mini red jingle bells ($1 Store), sponge, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of Frosty:

Both cards are being entered into following challenge:
Paper Players color challenge (PP#125)


Bridget said...

Loll, it's impossible for you to make a card I don't love! I wish every card I made was as clean, crisp and clever as yours - both are fantastic!

Bonnie said...

That little ornament is so sweet hanging from the Joy! Thanks for the link. I took a peek and her work is fantastic!

Bonnie said...

And your snowman is adorable sitting in the drifts! I love his scarf and the jingle bells!

Unknown said...

Your first card is just so crisp and clean, and I love the way you've framed your sentiment and ornament. Your snowman card is adorable! Great accents with the twine and bells, and I really like the way you added definition to your snowdrifts with blue. Great cards!

Sheree said...

Gorgeous cards loll!! I love each and every one.. such talent!

Carole said...

Fabulous and delightful. I will share your idea for the snowman card with my 7 year old Granddaughter, we have a play date on Sunday. Rylee told me she wanted to craft to get ready for Christmas.wOOT wOOt my kind of girl.

Amy White said...

Both fabulous cards Loll! I just LOVE that snowman you've created - he is sooo cute and looks so great against the kraft background! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Both cards are fabulous, Loll! I love the circle snowman...too cute! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Darnell said...

Oh, Lolly, that ornament hanging from the J is just mwah!!

Shelly N. said...

I really have enjoyed your blog. You have such a simple and elegant style. Your cards are an inspiration to me. Thanks so much for taking the time to share them on a blog.