Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi everyone! I'm short on time so I'm making this short and sweet this morning. First up is another card I made for the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers. The card i picked can be seen HERE. And here is the card I made



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Do you recognize that image? That's the center of the Christmas Montage image. I told you that one image could be used in so many ways (see this post in case you missed it).

I printed the image out rather large and then cut on the inside lines instead of the postage stamp squiggly lines. I colored with copic markers and then gold embossed the swirl in the upper corner. I stamped dots all over and distressed the edges and then rubbed some old olive ink on them.

The sentiment is printed with my computer and the name of this font is Doris Day. Where do they come up with these names anyway? If you like this font - it's another free one you can get HERE. I also stamped dots all over the card base to tie it all together.

Now here's another card we made at Stamp-a-stack on Saturday.



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This is another one that would be super quick to mass produce. Seriously, the most time consuming part of this was trying to get the little jewel off the plastic! We used More Mustard card stock and a layer of Cherry Cobbler. The wise men in Cherry Cobbler ink on to some Natural Ivory card stock and then did some sponging with the same ink around the edges. The sentiment was also stamped with the cherry ink. The stamps are from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set.

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I hope your day is great and thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Catherine said...

Your two cards are gorgeous Sweetie ! This Christmas Montage is really fantastic ! So much you can make with it ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Linda said...

Oh Great use of the image! I love all the ideas you give us. Thanks Holly

Maria Matter said...

these are lovely Christmas cards Holly! your CAS styles really allow the focus to stay on these wonderful images! great job!
hugs & blessings!

Shelley said...

Both cards are great!

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful cards Holly! Clean, simple and fast, fantastic!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! These are both gorgeous creations Holly!! I really love the layout on the top card with the touch of gold embossing!! The added bling on the star from the second creation is regal looking!! :) TFS!

Marlene said...

Another couple of great cards, Miss Holly. HEY...I just thought of something (so I'm SLOW)...your name is so Christmas-y!!! Heehee!!

Love the second card - it could put Hallmark to shame, ya know! Just say'n!

msfreida said...

You may be short on time, but you're not on inspiration! These are FABULOUS! I love how you used the image from the montage, especially the gold embossing! The stamped dots really look awesome, and thanks for another great font link!
The color combo in the 2nd one is FANTASTIC! I never would have thought to put these together, but with the stamp that's used, it really looks majestic! GORGEOUS card! :)

Hugs~

Becky said...

Both of these are beautiful Holly. Beautiful coloring and colors.

Pam in Ar. said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha, it took longer to get the jewel off the plastic sheet than it did to make the card......

You're funny, Holly :) I always have liked that stamp :) Thanks for sharing with us even when you're pressed for time...we appreciate you :)

Elaine M said...

Great cards as usual - thanks for sharing the Doris Day font - really like it

sucor said...

More great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and fun! wonderful cards!