Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas in July

Zero time to post, but I can't tell you how many times I've made a card for a challenge only to not post it in time (and then it never gets posted, and then... really, why have the blog at all??).  So here goes.  Awesome sketch at Freshly Made this week, and another great creative challenge at Friday Mashup.

This card was originally in my head in Cherry Cobbler, but then I thought I'd neglected Gumball Green for too long, and I'd see if that worked.  And I liked it!  I'll have to use Gumball Green more!

And the inside for Mashup:

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Fresh Christmas in July

I've been meaning to start Christmas cards early this year, and I finally got my first one done thanks to the Christmas in July theme challenge at The Paper Players this week.  I combined it with the always fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to get me started.  

I used a fun mix of new, new to me, and old to finish this card. 

Unfortunately, the detail on the white scallop layer can't really be seen in this picture.  I really need to think about purchasing a light tent, or making one myself!  As you may be able to kind of sort of tell, I used the new Large Scallop Edgelits with the coordinating Delicate Designs folder.

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Supplies Used
Card Stock:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Read Red, Merry Moments DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Versamark
Stamp Sets:  Tiny Tags, Contempo Christmas
Other:  Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Folder, Snowburst Folder, Ornament Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Silver Twine, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot