Made some Christmas cards this afternoon. I have had a migraine yesterday and today and when it finally started to lift this afternoon I just felt like sitting and creating. Does anyone else get that surge of energy after a migraine? It's weird. I also baked cookies and a cake. I never bake these days. Weirder still.
Anyway, I got to make some cards. This one is for the Elite Challenges blog. The challenge was to use Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Sage Shadow. I got the idea to cut up a stamped image of the Stampin' Up! floral background stamp from one of the US stampers blogs - if anyone can remind me where I saw it, please post a comment so I can acknowledge their idea! I never use Real Red - in fact when I pulled this piece of cardstock out it was complete except for the punched circle I used to make my colour sheets. I really like it in this colour combination though! The main image is one of the sentiments form Stampin' Up! All Year Cheer 1.
I went a bit funkier with this one and used Old Olive and Pixie Pink to brighten it up a bit. The main image is one of the Stampin' Up! standard wheels (Only Ornaments) which has been watercoloured using the pastels and a blender pen. I then covered the ornaments with Crystal Effects to give a glazed effect. I have stamped the background with the Paisley background stamp in the same colour ink as the cardstock.
This one uses the new 'long notes' cards form the Spring Mini which is due to start selling next week. These cards are a great size (perfect size for the jumbo wheels) and I like the way they open. They also come with their own envelope (which I have stamped to match) and you get 10 cards and envelopes in a set. This one is Sahara Sand, and they also come in Cool Caribbean and So Saffron. I used the Snow Flurries stamp set (also from the Spring Mini) and the cute little tag is from Terrific Tags hostess set, which can be yours free with an order of $300 between friends!
Finally, this one is a variation of the first card using three background stamps (Weathered, Paisley and Floral) and Cranberry Crisp cardstock. Very traditional colours for Christmas.
Hope you are all having a good week. I hope to get a scrapbook page done tomorrow using some of the new spring papers, so will post that tomorrow night. I can hear thunder outside as I type this, so it may be a good day to stay inside and play. I had promised Josh a trip to the park to ride his bike, so hopefully the sun will shine long enough somewhere during the day for us to get that in.
Stay happy :)