Sunday, December 23, 2012

December Birthdays

I have two friends who have birthdays in December, one is on Christmas Day, the other is New Year's Eve. Having a December birthday myself, I try to make sure that December cards do not look anything in the slightest like a Christmas card. The card above I made for my friend whose birthday is coming up on Christmas. The card base is Island Indigo and the DSP came from the Festival of Prints designer pack. The turquoise glitter card stock and the ribbon are from my stash.
I stamped the Birthday cake from the Pretty Postage stamp set and combined it with one of the Four Frames and then punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. I used label framelits for the Island Indigo & turquoise backgrounds. The picot edging is also Island Indigo.
The card below has a Bone card base, and even though it looks bluer than the first card, it is also Island Indigo. The DSP layers come from both the 2011-2013 Designer Series pack and the Festival of Prints pack. The wavy edging in the center is in Island Indigo and is an EK punch. The stamped image is of the Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota. I picked up the stamp at the lighthouse when I visited there this past summer. The image is stamped using Stazon black on the bone card stock. I colored it with markers and sponged around the edge with Island Indigo.
I used the same layout for both cards, with slight variations. Since the card below is for a man, I didn't add any ribbon.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Hamster

Some friends of mine are really into hamsters. They told me that I needed to find some hamster stamps, so I did. The card base is Garden Green, topped by a layer of Snow Festival DSP. The large scalloped oval is Cherry Cobbler and the scallops are paper pierced. I stamped the hamster once on white, and once on a scrap of brown that I'm not sure exactly which brown it is. I colored the hamster in with markers, cut the antlers out of the brown cardstock, added glitter to the antlers to make them a little "fuzzy" and then stuck them on. Hopefully my friends will get a kick out of him.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

O Christmas Tree

I used a plain white base for the card, then embossed it with the holiday frame folder. I used a scalloped oval framelet on the red glitter paper and centered it over the embossing. The Christmas tree with the presents is all one stamp. I stamped it with Stazon black then colored it in with markers. Then I cut the whole image out and added it to the front of the card with dimensionals.

I am adding this card to the Winter Wonderland "O Christmas Tree" challenge.