Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sibling Christmas

These cards didn't go as planned but when your in crunch time I guess you just go with it.... I saw this kit at Barnes and Nobles It had pretty stamps and a idea magazine, and a lot of pretty Thomas Kinkade pictures to use on Christmas cards, and this was the day that B&N was having 30% off all their magazines so I jumped on it.

I stamped out 3 of the images I liked the most in the stamp set and started coloring all 3 at the same time, I thought I would do batches of 3 at a time coloring, hoping it would go faster that way, and I only had room on my desk for 3 at a time, well as you can see, I tried 3 different greens that I had for the background and was never happy with any of them.  Using the snow on the one card I just wasn't sure about it so I used glitter on the other two, it took me 2 days of my cardmaking time to get these 3 done, at this rate it was going to take me forever.

Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, colored w/markers
Spellbinders- Classic square,A2 matting basics A and Back to basics tags dies
Anna Griffin -- Christmas scrapbook paper
Hero Arts- CL 722 sentiment stamp set

Next I tried just embossing the image onto patterned paper and I really liked the look of that, so that is what I did for all my siblings. I had 3 sheets of the Jingle Bell paper, so they went to my Brothers

Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, embossed w/gold powder
Bo Bunny- Father Christmas collection paper
HOTP- Thin line Border dazzles
Marianne Design- Christmas tree ornaments (bells)
Nuvo Mousse- Indian gold on bells

The Last two went to my sisters.

Joanna Sheen & Thomas Kinkade kit, stamps, embossed w/gold powder
My Mind's eye - Lost & Found Christmas paper
Sheer Ribbon

Which do you like better, I liked the embossing much better myself.

Hope you are enjoying a nice week, thanks so much for stopping by today!!



Daniela said...

What a charm you always share, darling Connie, and when I think that what you share is all handmade, well, they're all artworks, really!

Blessings of joy are sent on your way


Leslie Miller said...

You've created some very different looks for this stamp and I like all of them! I sure understand about cards taking way too much time when ideas don't work out as planned and you keep trying to fix it. Happens to me all the time. The gold embossing on designer paper is a brilliant idea. You've given me an idea for some quick cards. Now to see if it works out or if I spend three days trying to get it right... sigh...

Louca por porcelana said...

All cards are beautiful but the fourth is my favorite(Jingle bell),so pretty!!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful stamp! I really like the one embossed on music paper with Jingle Bless above it - so pretty!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Connie! I love love love the different ways you have used this stamp! They are all amazing. I certainly am partial to that pale taupe ribbon - and you've tied it so beautifully with the little tags. The embossed cards are lovely, as well! I always forget about my designer papers, and am trying hard to remember to use them. Beautiful creations, Connie! hugs, de

Anonymous said...

Connie, beautiful! I especially like the embossed ones. You chose the perfect shade of ribbon for each one. I think I need that magazine now! :-)

Stephanie said...

Sweet Connie, all of your cards are amazing! I love each one and I can see you poured a lot of love into them :)

Hugs to you!

Linda Walker said...

I just love these, all of them! So charming!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

All so pretty, Connie - despite the troubles they caused for you! Love Thomas Kinkade art - I have a sweet Christmas book of his art with lovely poems. I hope you are having a lovely week. Hugs xo Karen

Janice said...

A fabulous selection, another great bargain find...congratulations! My favourite are the embossed ones on the Jingle paper :-)

Donna Phelan said...

Ooh I adore that church image! These are beautiful and your siblings will love them as they are made with love. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! xo~

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh wow Connie; such beauty and elegance! I sure love your work my friend~ : ) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and peaceful Holiday Season~ Karen O

Beth Norman said...

Look at you go girl! Love all of your cards. The ribbon adds such an elegance to your cards.

Debbie said...

they are all so beautiful connie, don't make me pick a favorite. it is so sweet that you make cards during this busy time of year!!!