Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Simple Christmas cards

I pride myself on making average cards, lol! Seriously, I am not a fast cardmaker by any means, so when I can come up with something very simple, it's a good thing! These cards could not be easier ... though I still managed to take awhile to decide what I wanted to do! With Christmas just days away, this seemed an appropriate design to show.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last foreign language cards made for sale

I have been selling cards at Houghton College for about two and half years, but with new management and, understandably, with their different ideas, it seems time to move on. I had almost stopped anyway, as I don't really have a lot of time for cardmaking, and when time is limited, making "have to" cards - making sure I have new designs for each category - leaves no time to make just what I want to make. Anyway, while I still have reasons to make the occasional Spanish card, I will no longer have any cause to make foreign language cards. Those that I have left over I will just re-make into English cards, unless I can find some place to sell them online. With the fairly simple designs I have, that may not be possible. So, these two cards, made this summer to sell at the college this winter, are the last in their language I will make.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Cardinal

I have had this image for years, but never used it before. The spellbinders' circle die was the perfect frame for it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winter Snow Scene

>Winter Snow Scene, is one of a series from Eureka, and each image is offered in two sizes. I have a smaller image from this set of the three wise men. I love embossing, and the small circle is just too detailed to handle embossing well. When I received this stamp, I tried embossing with silver just to see if it would work, not necessarily to make a card with, but I liked it enough I decided to go ahead and finish it. I decided it needed a little "warmth," so I embossed the moon in gold.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's all about grace

I love the sentiment on this text stamp! So original and thought provoking, especially with all the provocations that can come along with the Christmas season! May God give us grace to be gracious!

I had the ornament already finished from last year, but never made it into a card until this year, and then it was in a flying hurry, and there would be some changes I'd have made if I'd taken my time. Ah well, it's out of the house and will hopefully bless someone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

JOY to the world!

I so not remember where this stamp came from, but I think it is such a creative stamp! If anyone knows the company that made it, I'd like to give credit.

This is an extremely simple card, but I wanted the design to be the focus. I also just really like a lot of empty space on a card.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dovely Joy

I love this stamp from LimeLight. I've made a number of cards from it, especially enjoying using gold leaf! In fact, I went a little crazy with it a couple of years ago, making a number of panels that slowly turned into cards. This is the last, which I did this summer.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rejoice some more!

Now this is a switch ... instead of not showing the sparkle, a problem I sometimes have with glitz, this one shows sparkle where there really isn't any! The embossing powder is from a line called "Antiquities," which I believe may now be itself antique! It's very similar to Tim Holtz distress powder, I believe, more of a sandy look than glittery.

I stamped the image too close to the edge of the cardstock, hence the "interesting" cut of the cardstock!