Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas cards all year round challenge

This month I decided to make some Christmas cards and enter them in the Christmas all year 'round challenge blog.  You can find it here. If you follow the blog and make 5 cards a month, you will have 60 cards done by the time Christmas comes around.  Great idea.

For the August challenge we were to use 4 of the 9 items listed.  They were
C chip board
H hand stitching
R ribbon
I inking
S stamping
T textured paper
M metal embellishments
A alphabet stickers
S stripes.

I actually used 5 of the items-ribbon, inking, stamping, metallic embellishments and textured paper.

This is the chipboard shape I made to Cuttlebug the wreath shape. I cut out two layers of chipboard and glued them together. I used Stampin Up Petals a Plenty embossing folder.

I put the white layer in the folder and then carefully lined up the chipboard on top of the folder to emboss exactly where I wanted it.  Only the area under the chipboard embosses, giving the wreath shape.

I then inked the flowers and added Glitter Ritz to the centers in the same color I used for the accent layer and the little sentiment banner.  I also sponged the edges of the white layer.  It does not show up in the scan very well, but the gold on the purple card is Glitter Ritz.  Very nice and sparkly.
I added the ribbon and sentiment banner, adhered everything together and it was done.

I hope you like my cards today and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Day.

Theresa in Kitimat


Tammy said...

Wow Theresa, how clever! Great use of chipboard and you've made such wonderful cards using the technique.

Nancy said...

These are lovely. Thank you, I learned something new :)

CraftinGranny said...

What a great idea Theresa and thank you so much for sharing how you made the wreath. These are just gorgeous and so elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at CCAYR this month. "Hugs" Carol

Gail said...

Your cards are beautiful, and thanks for sharing how you did the wreath!

clare said...

Gorgeous cards. Well Done on making a batch of card, good idea for keeping on top of those xmas card!! Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Linda said...

I really like your technique. That finished product sure packs a punch. These turned out gorgeous!

Marlene said...

Oh wow - these are BEAUTIFUL!! See what I miss when I'm away? Sheesh. Glad I stopped by!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Came here to check out your blog from Lindas blog-- such lovely creations

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Linda said...

Theresa, I left you a little present on my blog. Hugs, Linda

helloholley said...

Gorgeous, love these colors too!!! ;)

Theresa said...

Just testing.

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