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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bringin' Out the Red and Green...

(For my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday post click here.)

Hey there!  Have a couple of Christmas cards today.   One card is for two challenges and the other is for a third challenge.  Normally I would do separate posts for these cards, but I have a migraine today and I just don't feel like doing two posts.



The first card is for the current One Layer Wednesday challenge to use stripes on your card and for the Paper Players to make a CAS Christmas card using red and green.   Lately I have been seeing cards made using strips of double-sided tape and glitter.  I had never given it a try and thought I would use the technique for my OLW/Paper Players card.  My stripes aren't exactly straight, but pretty darn close for just eye-balling it!  The holly leaves and sentiment are from the PTI set Holiday Button Bits.




My second card is for the current Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge to make a holiday card (Christmas or Thanksgiving) and use only ODBD stamps.  This card is also red and green so it would work for the Paper Players challenge, too, but I'm only entering it in the ODBD challenge.  Since I'm still not firing on all cylindars, creatively, this card is pretty darn simple.  I used the ODBD Poinsettia Background stamp and a sentiment from the ODBD set Blessed Christmas.

Supplies:  Stamps:  PTI Holiday Button Bits & ODBD Poinsettia Background & Blessed Christmas; Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Handsome Hunter; Ink: SU! Handsome Hunter Craft, Cherry Cobbler; Ribbon:  SU! Cherry Cobbler seam binding; Scor-Tape; Dark Green Art Glitter; PTI dark red buttons

22 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Cards Rosemary!! Love the background and your colors with the simply elegant layout! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Sue said...

Both are great cards Rosie in your CAS Style. The wonky stripes add little character. I am hoping the Migraine clears up quickly for you, have a good rest, perhaps you are working too much!
Smiles:)

Brenda said...

Hi Rosemary! So sorry to hear you have a migraine! My sister suffers with those and it's not pleasant! I hope you get rid of it soon! As for your cards, they are precious! I love those glitter strips, aren't they fun to make! And that background on your second card is really stunning!

gg nurse said...

I wish I could create like you do with a migraine! Amazing! Love your cards, especially the ODBD--makes me want some of their Christmas stamps, so adding to my wishlist! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Greta

Barb said...

It may be pretty darn simple, Rosie, but it is so beautiful too and I love your glittery stripes! Hope your migraine goes away quickly!

Hanne said...

Very beautiful cards!

Jenny said...

Hope your migraine abates soon Rosemary, the closest thing I have is 24 hr tension headaches and they are no fun either!
Fabulous cards, the glittery stripes are inspired. Love the simplicity of your two tone card, that bow is fabulous too :)
Jenny x

Mim said...

Gotta love glitter at Christmas time!

Olga said...

both are fantastic!!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Lovely! Hard to believe its' time to pull out the red and green!

Christine said...

Both cards are beautiful christmascards Rosy! Simply but very elegant!
Christine

Michelle said...

love your glittery stripes, Rosemary! love the poinsettia background stamp on the second card!

Mynnette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that second one the best. :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Both are lovely Rosie! Love the strips of glitter on the CAS card! Sorry about the migraine, hope you are feeling better. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!
Hugs,
Lesley

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary it was fun being treated to a "double dose" of your talent all in one day! I hope this note finds that your migraine has passed and you are on your way to a very happy weekend.

Ann Schach said...

As always, beautiful cards, Rosie! I love the stripes of glitter! I hope you feel better. I can relate to migraine problems, and have had my share lately! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cindy Hall said...

I love both cards! Especially love those stripes. I haven't tried that, yet. Maybe this weekend... The second card is gorgeously elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

Jennifer Styles said...

Love those glittery stripes and your sweet little embellishment!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW69!

Debgem said...

First - I do hope the migraine has eased now - I know how you feel, they are awful.

Second, you make the most wonderful cards - both these cards are fabulous. I do like the stripes!

Julie Marshall said...

I love the two sided tape and glitter technique and you've made it the perfect choice for a CAS card. The holly leaves with the buttons are the perfect addition. Thanks so much for sharing with the Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Great cards, Rosemary! Love the fabulous sparkle on the first. Puts the wonderful in one-layer-wonder! Love the stamped background on the second card, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Elise said...

The pine wreath smells sweet and the carols are caroling - YOU have rung the BELLS - it's CHRISTMAS! Wonderful!