Thursday, July 30, 2009

Christmas in July !!

I hope everybody is enjoying this fabulous summer we are having. The temperature reached 104 degrees F in the car today - WOW !! - so I`m not sure where the inspiration came from to make several Christmas cards !!
Of course there are some Penny Black Hedgehogs in there and a Holly Berry stamp which I have just aquired. Let me share the cuties first;

I thought this card had somewhat of a vintage / traditional style. I didn`t want to colour too much on the hedgies so I left the sheet music white. I used Basic Grey paper and stamped the sheet music block onto it from Cornish Heritage Farm (quite appropriate, I thought !) I sponged around the edges of the image to match the sponging on the sentiment.

My second card is definately a Christmas card - bright greens, red and white.

You can just see the cuttlebugged background on the dark green, it looked too plain without it. The rest I don`t think needs any explanation. On to my elegant, I think so anyway, Holly Berry card.
I think I am going to use this stamp quite alot for Christmas. The possibilities are endless. Here I stamped the image with the gold embossing three times so I could cut some layers. The next picture shows them quite nicely. I wanted to stamp a greeting in the centre but couldn`t find one to fit. The dove turned out okay. It is suspended between layers two and three.

The blue background is velvet paper. That definately gives it the elegant feel.

Hope you liked the cards, thanks for looking. I am off to get some tea ready. Have a great day!


1 comment:

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL the hally berry ornament!!

The other cards are great---love the swirls!!!