Saturday, February 25, 2012

Merry Monday Card Challenge... Christmas cards

I happened upon a blog this past week that posted weekly sketch challenges.. and I love sketch challenges, so I thought I'd play along.

Merry Monday Card Challenge #8 posted on Always Playing With Paper Blog.

I made two cards... this one above uses a Santa Claus stamp from a stamp set I got a while back from a fellow SCS'er.. the stamp set is from Flourishes called Santa, I Believe. I had the hardest time getting a clean image with the Santa Claus image.. I stamped it 7 times before I finally did.. a lotta work for one image.. but it was worth it.

used on this card:

card stock: Stampin' UP! Early Espresso, Marina Mist, white

ink: Memento Brown

access: bigkick, nestabilities dies, Stampin' UP! houndstooth embossing folder, Stampin' UP! white ribbo, brown brads, hole punch, and Dimensionals!!

stamps: Flourishes Santa, I Believe

This next card using some Hero Arts stamps.. Winter Scene and the sentiment is from Greatest Gift.

used on this card:

card stock: Stampin' UP! Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, White

ink: Memento Black, Ranger distress ink.. one of the winter colors

acces: bigkick, Stampin' UP! embossing folder, punch, nestabilities oval and scallop oval, and Dimensionals!!!

stamps: Hero Arts, Winter Scene and sentiment from The Greatest Gift

Here is the sketch layout:

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them


Lesley said...

Wow Pam, both of your cards are delightful. I enjoy that Santa stamp, and yes, I always find I need to stamp it a few times to get a clean image! I love the winter scene on the other card too, the embossing is very pretty. Thanks for joining me at Merry Monday, I hope you come back and play again.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the 2nd card with your winter scene stamp.

Shelia said...

both cards are very pretty. I really like the second one the best!

Carol L said...

I've always loved that Santa image and your cards turned out great! You're way ahead of the game with your Christmas cards already! WTG!

Catie Cuddles said...

Great winter scene and that Santa stamp is superb ... Well worth the effort!

Stephanie said...

Fantastic cards - your blog is wonderful :) x

Beate said...

Pam, your cards are gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Samantha said...

Gorgeous cards Pam! The santa card was defiantly worth all that work to get the crisp clean image!