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Sunday, December 13, 2015

2 More Christmas Cards + 2 Winners

Hey friends!!  Popping in today to let you know who won the two gifts I have to giveaway and to share two cards.  First to my winners... Greta wins the CAS-ual Fridays bundle and Judy Tuck wins the Concord & 9th bundle!    Please let me know your addresses so I can send off your new goodies!!  Now... on to my cards...

First up is a card that I made for the December Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try and the current Color Throwdown challenge.  I think this also works for the current AAA Cards challenge (it is a Christmas card and it has stars on it) so I will be posting it there.  I had meant to use a different RC stamp set, but ended up using the same set I used for the November SFTTY... Seasonal Sentiments.   After I die cut everything (using Spellbinders plain and scallope circle dies and a RC Confetti Cut die) and then started to put everything together I thought the card was a bit plain.  I added some embossing to the two cardstock strips, but that didn't help much.  So I decided to die cut the star garland (from Reverse Confetti) from the aqua, hot pink and silver glitter paper.   It definitely adds a bit more to the card, but I'm wondering if I should have opted for some sequins instead.  But I guess we all have those cards that don't exactly turn out how we thought they would, lol!!

The second card is for the current Freshly Made Sketches.  I used papers and stickers from the December Simon Says Stamp card kit and some glitter paper from Heidi Swapp.  I absolutely love the glitter paper that comes in the pad.  I need to head to Joann's to see if they still have any left.  The papers I used are from PinkFresh Studio.  I die cut the main panel and then cut the two other cardstock pieces.  A strip of the bright white glitter paper was added to the one edge of the smaller piece.  I layered up everything and finished with a PinkFresh Studio puffy sticker.  Some self-adhesive sequins from Jillibean Soup were added and I was done.  Absolutely no stamping on this one.  Sometimes it is nice to make a card that doesn't involve stamping!





 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp Fog and Sea Glass; white, hot pink; Patterned paper:  PinkFresh Studio; Stickers:  PinkFresh Studio; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti; Dies:  Spellbinders, Reverse Confetti; Glitter paper:  Heidi Swapp; Adhesive sequins:  Jillibean Soup; Woodgrain embossing folder
 

20 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Fun cards!, great use of the sketch and colors for CTD!! So glad you joined us!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Lisa said...

Lev the star garlands and sparkle on your first card Rosemary, it's so pretty!! Your second is perfectly layered and perfectly cute!

Greta said...

Love those star garlands--glad you used them instead of sequins--great, festive card! The DCWV glitter pad is really good, too, if the one you want is gone. Beautiful use of the Pink Fresh papers--so modern & beautiful! I have that paper & haven't even used it once, but I'm going to for next year! Thank you so much for the Blog Candy--like a Christmas present!

Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love all the details and sparkle! So glad you shared one at FMS!

Deepti said...

These are gorgeous ! Love the strings of stars

Jen Brum said...

Very pretty cards! Love the colours! Those sequins are so fun! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Martha said...

What lovely cards, Rosemary.
Love your take on the sketches & colors.

Valerie Nolan said...

2 great cards Rosie! Your layouts always flow so well and I love the starry banner.
Val x

Broni said...

What great cards, Rosemary! I just love the star banners on the Peace, Love, & Joy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty...love those star banners and your beautiful use of the colors!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!!

Melissa L. said...

These are very cheerful cards, Rosemary. I really like the star garlands on the first one and the bit of glitter paper. Love all the layers on the second card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa

Jan Clothier said...

Beautiful card. Love the muted colours and the star garland - great choices.

Lisa Lara said...

Cool layers. I always love to see how you layer whether it be with paper or stamping. Love those star strips and love the glitter one, that just adds that pop of festivity.

Olga Jewell said...

Beautiful!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to Greta and Judy!
Beautiful cards, Rosemary! You did an amazing job on both sketches, and I love, love, love this color combo! Loving the star garland on your first card, too...going on to my wishlist, for sure!

Tammy Schmitt said...

So pretty! I love the non traditional Christmas colors:-)

- the purple muse

Anita in France said...

The silver shimmer in the star garlands and around the sentiment panel are gorgeous with the yummy texture and layers, Rosemary ... and what a gorgeous colour palette on your second card ... just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Coralynn Murray said...

Such a great card! I love the added pop of gold. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Those Star Garlands in glitter are perfect!