Monday, October 29, 2007

Christmas Stamping

It's one of those things that I think I'm going to 'neak up on (as my Dad likes to say - rather than sneak). I need to make my Christmas cards - all 100 of them. I've yet to design them.

But, I've been stamping a Christmas card here and there... hence, I'm sneaking up on the total. I'll get there... Never fear.

So, here are two that I created this weekend. I love designer paper - so that was the basis of the designs:
The picture doesn't really do this card justice. The main image was stamped on Poison Ivory cardstock with Brilliance Coffee bean ink, colored with copic markers, and cut out with a Nestabilities scallop die. While the die was in place, I sponged Creamy Caramel ink around the tree for a sepia tone. The designer paper is Basic Grey Fruitcake paper and is stitched together. It's all layered on a cardbase of Prism Desert Coral Dark paper, which is a rich earthy color - and not really a traditional Christmas color. Topping it all off is a K-ology metal brad.

My second card is similar in colors with a ruby card base, olive matte and caramel brown around the sentiment. Maybe the beautiful Autumn colors in St. Louis were coloring my theme!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Two beautiful cards love that Christmas Tree and your snowman is adorable.

  2. Both of your cards are lovely! The snowman is a real cutie!

  3. Both are great -- especially like that snowman. LIke the rick-rack coming off the card, too.

  4. both cards are just beautiful!! The tree is especially gorgeous!

  5. Lise, I love both your Christmas designs and you've really made me want to play with the nestabilities. I love the sponging with die in place.