When we think of Christmas the colors that pop into our minds are Red , Green and Gold – perfect complementary colors. Wouldn’t we love if we could achieve completely different styles and looks of cards with a single stamp set using these colors.
Today i am sharing Christmas cards using Ferns & Leaves stamp set by Mudra Stamps.
Card # 1
This one is for those who love inky fingers and burst of vibrant colors.
I inked the card base with shades of green distress oxide inks after masking the edges and sprinkled little water to lift a bit of the color. I then gold heat embossed images of Fern & Leaves stamp set by Mudra Stamps. I peeled the masking tape to reveal the crisp white border.
For the tag I took a smaller card stock and rounded off the corners before heat embossing the edges with silver. I then inked the tag with shades of red using distress oxide inks. The beautiful sentiment that i heat embossed with black is from penny black stamps. For added interest I fixed an eyelet before threading the twine through it and adhered gold sequins.
To finish the card i added the tag on the card with foam tape.
Card # 2
This clean and simple card is made with a dash of same Red , Green and Gold colors but in a completely different look.
I started out by stamping the leaf stamp from the same stampset in a circle with green distress oxide ink to form the Christmas wreath. to finish the wreath, i added enamel dots and a tiny bow made of twine. The sentiment in center of the circle is from penny black stamps and is heat embossed in gold. Before i adhered the panel to a gold card base, i added golden twine under the wreath.
hope you liked both the cards and would give it a try!
Here ‘s some exciting news to crafters all over the world
What do you do when you get asked to guest design at one of your favorite challenges – you jump with joy and accept the lovely opportunity. Well that’s exactly what i did.
I am very excited and greatly honored to play along with AAA Cards challenge as Guest Designer for the Game #105 with the theme – Sparkle. The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the definition of CAS from their website by clicking HERE.
I love CAS style cards because its made with a few striking elements to compliment the contrasting white space for achieving a stunning look and there is nothing better than adding sparkle to a CAS Card. So here’s my card for the game.
For this challenge I made a CAS Christmas card and the theme – Sparkle was just perfect to play with all the shiny goodies in my craft stash. To make this card I used red Glimmer paste for the strip on the left, gold heat embossing powder for the sentiment as well as for completely covering the elegant snowflake die cut, a golden thread to hang the embossed snowflake, some clear sparkling sequins and green metallic card stock as card base.
I hope my card inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and get crafting to spread some sparkle around. Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at AAA Cards for having me.
Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them.
Entering this card to
Challenge at addicted to CAS for the theme sparkle
149 Challenge at inkspirational inspired by the golden embossing n sparkle in the photo
HLS anything goes with dies challenge as the snowflake die cut is the focal point of the card
House of cards Challenge – inspired by the sparkly ornaments on the Christmas tree in the photo inspiration
Today I am sharing this card that I made for my husband.
When I saw the cue card word “Cherish” at CASology challenge, all I could think about was how i really cherish my relationship with him.
I also love the fact that ever since I have started cardmaking, I am able to express my love and feelings through cards to all the people in my life.
Hope you liked the card
Hi, Today i am sharing a card that i made on the go. I have always loved to craft/ color on the go. Helps me crave less for crafting time and the challenge to color or craft with limited supplies is fun! I especially like to color in a cafe. There is something about the combination of coloring and fresh brewed coffee that is wonderfully refreshing.. Also there are so many treats around to instantly reward myself for finishing a card or maybe even an image…. Lol
This one layer card was created on the go, in a cafe. I stamped the penny black ” Cupcake for you” stamp on water color card stock with versafine onyx black ink and colored it using Zig Real Brush Markers. I only colored the image and left the rest of the card very simple to achieve a CAS – One lay Card.
I am done with my card and as a reward – It’s time for Cake!
Entering this card into :
CAS on Sunday – # 116 Color me pretty use