Sunday, February 8, 2009

Two Christmas COTW

These are my Christmas cards of the week. The second one I actually made yesterday but didn't have time to post, so technically it's last week's. Whatever, right? hee hee! Now, I don't mean to be negative, but that's what Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge said to do. : ) Actually what she said was to use the negative image of a punch or die, or use a negative image or reversed out stamp. Check out her post for details. Made this one this morning, using same stamp set as yesterday's. This is week #7 card. Stamped image directly onto Kraft CS, embossed with copper EP. Sponged burgundy ink all around and added rhinestones; also sponged around all paper edges. Used Nestabilities curved rectangles to cut out the center from the Wassail DP, attached it up on foam tape. So that's the negative part...used what was left rather than the actual die that was cut out. Gave this a framed look. The leaves are from the same same set, embossed with mixture of copper, gold and green EP. Burgundy Stickles on the berries, and a couple rhinestones added to the leaves.

COTW #6 here. Tyler had a JROTC competition yesterday and I made this card in the morning while I was waiting for him to get ready. I took the picture but didn't have time to post before leaving for the competition. Got back after 6 and was too tired to do anything. Attached DP to Kraft CS. Stamped the image with Versamark on manila folder scrap, embossed with mixture of copper and gold EP I had left over from card a couple days ago. Added some rhinestones, inked the edges. Leaves from same set, but added some green EP to the same mix before embossing. Burgundy Stickles on the berries and a couple of rhinestones added, and the leaves were mounted on foam tape. This card actually gave me the idea for the first one in this post for Sharon's challenge. :)

Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes.

Paper: Kraft CS, Basic Grey Wassail (top card), Memory Box Winterberry (bottom card).
Ink: Versamark, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Embossing powder, rhinestones, stickles, foam tape.

8 comments:

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Bravo, Nancy. Both very pretty cards and you're right on track. Good for you! Love the way you embossed the sentiment and added the sparkle to it.

Janine said...

Beautiful Nancy!!!

Barb said...

Nancy, I like both of these! They have an old-fashioned feel. I really like the 'negative' method.

Charlene said...

Nancy, This is so beautiful. I keep meaning to get a Christmas card a week done but the weeks keep flying by.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! This is pretty!! What a great way to get little bits done at a time!! TFS! :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

These are both beautiful. They look like stepping back in time, with a cool vintage frame feel. Good for you. Two in one week. I still have to work on mine for this week.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How did I miss these??? Beautiful Nancy! Love what you've done here!!

Shirley said...

What a great creative way to use that die set and the embossing is wonderful too! Both cards sing the season!