Monday, December 28, 2009

Van Gogh Tree

The Sweet Shop - SSS36
Splitcoast Technique Challenge - TLC253

It's time for some Christmas thank you cards! I started with this week's sketch from The Sweet Shop. I chose to use Sweet 'n Sassy's charity set Trees of the Field. You can click on the link to read about how it supports Sarah Anderson's family after the tragic loss of her 3yo son Henry a couple months ago.

I covered the tree with dots, Van Gogh style, for Splitcoast's technique challenge. The saying is from Sweet 'n Sassy's Heartfelt Sentiments set. The green ruche paper in the background is from Paper Temptress and it has a delightful texture to it.

I hope all of you enjoyed a Christmas Day full of joy and laughter. For my family, it was a time to reflect on the greatest gift ever given ~ Luke 2:10-11

And the angel said to them,"Do not be afraid;
for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall
be for all the people; for today in the city of David
there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Trees of the Field, Heartfelt Sentiments
Paper: (SU) Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze (Paper Temptress) Neenah Solar White, Green Ruche
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Markers, Buttons, Brad, Circle Nesties

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pink & Red Snowman

Paper Makeup Stamps:

I love this card by Tangii Crain and it inspired me to make a snowman card using pink and red rather than the blues I always reach for. I used oval nesties to cut out a window in the front of my card. The saying is stamped on a clear acetate sheet and taped to the inside flap to appear over the inside snowflake panel. The designer paper is a sheet I picked up from Hobby Lobby by The Paper Studio. Tangii's buttons are fabulous and I don't have anything similar to use on my card {sob}. I had to settle for some button brads that I had instead. This cute snowman is popped up on dimensionals and I like how his little stick arms stand out on his sides.

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Snow Happy
Paper: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Paper Studio DP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Markers, Brads, Ribbon, Nesties, Acetate Sheet, Dimensionals