Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas cards w/Stamps

I love the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection Christmas stamps.  There are 4 of them to the set.  I used 2 so far.  I used cream cardstock for the card base.  I embossed the stamps in a gold embossing powder.  I added gold colored stick on pearls to each corner, and then added stitching around the stamped image with a gold pen.  The piece of striped cardstock at the bottom came from My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 paper pad.  I also used a MME's Christmas stamp and embossed it in bright red.  I used a Martha Stewart Holly Branch Pine Leaf craft punch.......I love this punch and used it for many cards.  I punch them out in olive green cardstock and placed them behind the stamped image.  Tied some cream ribbon on.  I really like how these ones turned out.  Hope you like them too.

Christmas card w/Jolly Holidays

I started working on some Christmas cards.  I still need to do some Thanksgiving cards but got the itch to start some Christmas ones.  This card I used the Cricut Jolly Holidays cart.  This cart is so cute.  I love it.  I made the little house with the reindeer on top.  Added some diamond dust glitter on the snow parts.   I put it on a light blue cardstock for the back ground and used the swirls cuttlebug folder.  I used some white DMC memory thread coming out of the chimney to look like smoke. 

Tear Bear

Well last December I gave a try at tear bears using extra thick mulberry paper.  They are really cute when used on layouts.  I seen some really great ones on eBay.  A little while ago a girl who does the tear bears did a tutorial on You Tube.  Here is the link if you want to check it out.  How to make a Tear Bear  So here is my attempt using her instructions.  I did learn how to shade the bear.  Still need lots of practice and patience.  I haven't figured out how to make the muzzle look really fluffy.  If I ever get one done I really like and make a layout or card with it I will be sure to post it.