Sunday, October 19, 2008

A trio of Christmas elegance

If you are like me, I want my Christmas cards EASY to make! Last year I made around 150 cards and it just about wiped me out!! These cards are from images from Gina K's newly released Magic of Christmas and A Year of Flowers. Such lovely and elegant images in both!!

Each card uses the cuttlebug Snowflake folder, has glitter/stickles and some light framing. The images were colored with copic markers. The reindeer has some gold in his collar, if anyone has tips on what to use that comes out gold but slightly transparent, I would love to hear them. I used my gold Uniball pen, but it came out very opaque and you can't see the lovely detailing in the collar. All the ribbon, cord, stickles and brads are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.

I will be back later to post my Featured Stamper card.

Oh, before I forget, Heidi at Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts is going to start selling Copic Markers! She is having a super pre-sale going on right now thru Oct 25th. If you are interested, click on the link above and contact her for pricing.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Magic of Christmas, A Year of Flowers
Paper - white, pomegranite, baja breeze, ruby red
Ink - Adirondack pitch black
Accessories - copic markers, glitter, stickles, cuttlebug, circle -oval -rectangle nesties, ribbons, brads, bling

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  1. pretty!!! That reindeer looks so dainty and I LOVE how you did the poinsettia......just stunning!!!

  2. oohhhh....very nice! i'm also lovin' the white snowflake cuttlebug background this year and I think i'll be doing lots of them.

  3. Beautiful cards Michelle, I love the embossed snowflake backgrounds. I need to start on some of my Christmas cards so that I'm not swamped at Christmas!

  4. I love all the pretty cards, especially the dove-so elegant looking. tfs the ideas for some great cards.

  5. Your cards are lovely. I really like the unexpected colors on the poinsettia card. And thank you for introducing me to Pink Hedgehog, I am impressed with their selection and prices. Can't wait to order.

  6. I love them all! So beautiful and elegant! For some reason I can't seem to photograph white cards, and your photography is perfect!

  7. Elegance is right. I love them all :) I just love the snowflake CB EF and use it all the time too. Love just the touch of colour with the white. Great job!!

  8. You have made each one of these cards look so elegant! Love your style!!

  9. Oh my word...these are just STUNNING! So elegant and GORGEOUS!

  10. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to yours.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward

  11. Very pretty! For slightly transparent gold, you could try Twinkling H2O's maybe?

  12. Each one of these is prettier than the next--great job!

  13. I love your cards! For the gold try the Spica glitter pens from Copic; they are wonderful and you can still see details.

  14. Shimmerz is a good choice for adding glitz but not totally obscuring what's underneath:
    These pearlescent watercolors are also really good for that as well:

  15. All three of these are stunning! I think it's the simplicity! I love that relly cute dear deer and the poinsettia is just wonderful with the green! Whoda thunk it! The dove is breathtakingly beautiful!