Saturday, January 10, 2009

For My Personal Challenge

Uh oh, I made the first card for my goal of doing a Christmas card a week this year, but then I got distracted, didn't even take a picture of it, then totally forgot about it. So this post will have cards 1 and 2. Blogging buddy Chris has the same goal, so we can keep each other motivated. My daughter left this morning to head back to college in Vermont, so I had been spending as much time as possible with her. I won't get to see her until April when I go up there for Relay for Life. She won't be coming home for Spring Break, but instead will be going to New York to work with Habitat for Humanity, which I think is so great! I started missing her before she even turned to go through security at the airport.
Okay, so here's card 1. This is the first time I have used this Rubber Stamp Tapestry set. I don't think there is a way to mess this up or do it wrong. I had this scalloped oval already cut out/embossed, so stamped Noel on it and then used the tiny little peg stamps to add the poinsettias, leaves and tendrils. Added some along the scallops too. Put burgundy Stickles in the centers of the poinsettias. Inked the edge and smudge Velvet Colorbox on the scallop and attached it to the green CS square with rounded corners. Played with the peg stamps on there too. Attached the square to this gorgeous burgundy foil and flocked wrapping paper I got on sale at the Container Store. Pictures don't do it justice.

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Noel.
Paper: Container Store wrapping paper, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, Stickles, corner rounder.

Card 2 will also be double-duty one for the House Mouse #19 Challenge that I kept not having time to do and that was extended another week, so squeaking this one in. :) Supposed to use some embossing on this one. I colored the image with Prismas/baby oil. The bow was colored with Twinkling H2Os in two different colors for depth. Burgundy Stickles on the berries in the wreath. Cut/embossed the image with Lg and Sm Labels, inked the edges of both. Used SU! Designer Label punch, embossed the Verve sentiment with gold EP, then embossed all around the edge as well with the EP. Background DP is from Black Market. Not typical Christmas colors, but it looks pretty. Attached sentiment on foam tape. Base card is Kraft CS. Added a couple of gold Dew Drops in the corner.
Stamps: House Mouse Tumbling Wreath, Verve Winter Wonder.
Paper: Black Market Let it Bloom pack, The Paper Studio CS, Kraft CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils/baby oil, gold EP, Twinkling H2O's, Stickles, Nestabilities, SU! Designer Label punch.


6 wacky women said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Nancy. The Noel is gorgeous. Love the tapestry stamps.
Great coloring of the little mouse, he's so cute.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh...I really love your HM card! Very nicely done. I really love that image and you colored it soooo well! I also love the purple bow on the wreath, it really brings it all together!!

AND, I also love your first card...I'm addicted to the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps, they are sooo fun to work with. You did a great job, this card is GORGEOUS!

Glad you were able to join us and be sure to come back to play again.

Sorry to hear about missing your daughter...hope the time passes quickly for you, keeping busy with the cards will definitely help the time pass! :) Take care.

Curt in Carmel said...

Nancy, great cards! I wanted to say that you raised a wonderful daughter. Wow spending Spring break helping others. You did a wonderful job with her! Best, Curt

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of these cards are fabulous!!! I am really beginning to fall for the tapestry stamps!!! They are so elegant. You know I melted when I saw your House Mouse card!!! He is adorable, and I love the way you colored him:o)

I know how you feel about missing your daughter. It stinks! My son will be graduating in March, so I am counting the seconds until then.

Love and Hugs!

Nancy said...

These cards are just beautiful!