Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two more for the Stash



Hi!  It was snowing here in Maryland while I made cards, so I decided to work on the Christmas card challenges that I am participating in.  And as luck would have it one card also was inspired by a third challenge.

So here we go, first up is my card with the layout design is inspired by Muse #101's card by Marion Vagg.  I stamped and embossed my sentiment, then masked off the top and bottom so I could randomly stamp snowflakes - the optional twist for One Layer Christmas Cards.  Each snowflake was heat embossed and then flakes which showed their centers got a rhinestone. I rounded only the top corners for my card.



Supplies:
Cardstock - Simon Says Stamp
Stamps - Hero Arts Swirl Christmas
Embossing powders - Stampendous Winter Wonderland, Hero Arts - Silver
Rhinestones - Stampin Up



Next up, I made a card for Merry Monday #142 House(s).

I love teal and red together.  I scrambled through my stamps and found a house.  I first die cut my tag, then stamped it, then dry embossed it.  There was no hole in the die cut tag so I used a small round punch.  I added ribbon, twine and  a  Merry die cut before adding red Wink of Stella to the door and light bulbs.  I put down a very pale shake of pink on the house front so it wasn't just a bunch of white. Then I popped it up with foam tape on a teal and white dotted card base.

Supplies:
Cardstock - Stampin Up Whisper White,  A Muse Petite Dotted, a scrap of red
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Red Wink of Stella
Colored Pencils - Artist's Loft
Embossing Folder - Provo Craft Swiss Dots
Stamp - Hero Arts Wishes Come True
Die - Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas, Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Duo 3
Ribbon - A Muse , Twine - Lawn Fawn


Thanks for stopping by.  Click on the picture to go to the challenge!



Muse #101, Marion Vagg

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge


Merry Monday Challege #142








17 comments:

  1. Your one layer card is just so lovely. You know I adore CAS designs and this one is great! Love the rounded corners on top and the added bling. So happy to see you joining us over at OLCCC! :-)

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  2. both cards are great - especially love the snowflakes on the pale grey!

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  3. Great cards! I love your tag with the sentiment framing the house. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  4. This is super cute, love the tag you made and how it pops against that backgound paper :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Teal and red is one of my favorite color combos and you've totally done it justice. I love both of your simple designs.

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  6. Beautiful cards, Cat! I love your take on Marion's Muse card...your embossed snowflakes are so pretty, and I love that it's a one layer card! Your tag on the 2nd card is really charming with the polka dot background, too!

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  7. Love the design of your one layer snowflake card. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

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  8. Great cards, Cat! I really love the tag on the teal dotted card!

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  9. Love the colors are your card. Great job!

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  10. Very elegant color palette and your embossed snowflakes turned out great! Thanks for joining us at OLCC!

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  11. Lovely cards, Cat! I love the snowflakes on the silver - so elegant! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  12. This is just beautiful - I love the simplicity of it.

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  13. Both cards are very pretty, Cat! Love the little house tag and the pretty dotted cardbase! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  14. Love the snowflakes on the gray background...great masking, Cat! So happy you could join us at the One Layer Christmas card challenge!

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  15. Fantastic cards, looks like you are adding to your Christmas collections nicely!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  16. I like them both, but I'm partial to the second one. Must be the colors. I may be in a rut.

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