Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seven Holiday Cards with Shimmery White

I felt ambitious today and came up with seven very different looking cards, all using Shimmery White cardstock which I dug out of my stash. (Why do I hoard the good stuff instead of using it?)

The only stamping on this first card is the sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I ran a Night of Navy Top Note through my Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. I sponged the Shimmery White layer with Night of Navy to soften the look. The snowflakes are also die cuts, from the Snowflakes Set #2 Sizzlet 4-pack. Three half pearls from the Pretties kit complete the card.

I'm very pleased with this next card which uses the Gifts of Christmas set. I markered the stamp with Glorious Green, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, and Brilliant Blue. I layered the image on Brilliant Blue and used the Ticket Corner punch to fancy it up a bit more. The card base, which I ran through the Big Shot using a Texturz Plate, is Real Red with a scalloped panel of Glorious Green. The image panel is raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

I only had enough patience to marker the dove image once, so next I decided to emboss it in gold on the Shimmery White. I layered it on a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock on which I used the Scallop Border punch. The card base is Not Quite Navy, and I used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder to jazz it up. The final touch was to scallop the right edge of the card (where it opens) and then add some gold embossing. Pretty cool, eh?

I had embossed a second Gifts of Christmas dove image in gold, and decided to do something a little different with it: I trimmed the top close to the image, but left the bottom intact and just used a Corner Rounder punch to soften the look. I chose very non-traditional Christmas colors -- Lavendar Lace, Tempting Turquoise, and Pink Passion -- to finish the card. I used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder (can you tell I like this one?) on the Pink Passion panel. Three half pearls add a slight touch of elegance to this unusual card.

Next I grabbed the Dasher stamp and stamped three images in Rich Razzleberry highlighted with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. The first card has a Melon Mambo card base. I stamped Rich Razzleberry snowflakes (from Serene Snowflakes) the same way as Dasher. The Top Note panel is raised on Stampin' Dimensionals. The snowflake is from the Snowflake Set #2 Sizzlet 4-pack. A tied piece of polka-dotted Melon Mambo grosgrain ribbon and some strategically-placed gold brads complete the card.

My last two cards for the day are pretty simple. On the top one I ran a piece of DSP from the Lovely Flowers Bundle (Level 3 Hostess) through the Big Shot with a Texturz plate.

The striped DSP on the final card is from the Rich Razzleberry Patterns pack. The "Peace on Earth" sentiment is from Four the Holidays.

It's unusual for me to make this many cards in one sitting, but I sure earned a good night's sleep for my efforts!


rush8888 said...

tray boo-full...what a nice (and different) bunch of cards.

christina d said...

Oh, they really came out beautiful!! I can't pick just one for my fave, they're all too nice. I guess a day of card-making was worth it, huh??

kate The kid said...

OMG!!! i love the first dove, where did that come from??

very nice...damn, girl, you are good!