Sunday, December 23, 2012

Non-traditional Colored Christmas Cards

Hello again!!

Yes, I'm on a roll!!  More crafting and possibly shopping for last minute gifts for me today.  Hopefully trying to get an early start, but we'll see.  Hope you aren't like me and procrastinating til the last minute.  (Eek!)

Today I wanted to share some non-traditional colored Christmas cards.  Most times you see lots of greens and reds, but there are so many pretty designer paper prints with pastels and lots of pretty blues so I thought I'd color up some of my favorites I've seen either on paper or experimenting. 

First up is a CAS no dp card featuring the last of the Sister Stamps Christmas stamps, Yuki
 Here's another "stamp" card.  I went really pastel with this one and think it turned out pretty nice, especially love the embossed frame within the stamp.  This is one of my favorite stamps, love her expression and how much she loves the prezzies in her stocking.  Stamped JOY behind her after I masked her.

Next up is Skater Wryn from Tiddly Inks..
Another super CAS card.  After coloring her up I cut her out with a Spellbinder and then distressed around the edges framing her out.  Adding some pretty rhinestone stars and the cute sentiment from Paper Smooches.  Decided to keep the base simple with the doily circle Spellbinder.

Next up is Winter Wryn, another one from Tiddly Inks

Had a bit of fun with some glittery polka dot paper and that Tim Holtz snowflake border punch.  The sentiment is by AmyR and for fun I added a snowball to her hat.  The other thing I did was purposefully fuzz out her beanie to make it well, look fuzzy.

This next one features the second of the Miss Anya Scarves from TGF...
Love how this one turned out.  I've had that dp for years and was sooo happy to finally use it.  The sentiment is from AmyR.  Last year I made a few cards with a wreath and thought one behind her would be lovely.  Love how pretty this card turned out.

Another of the Miss Anya Scarves with a blue theme:
Another one of my faves, went with a blue and tan theme here.  Also got to use my new penguin embossing folder!  Used another wonderful AmyR sentiment and a simple button to embellish.  Kept the layout pretty simple as well.
Last one is featuring a Saturated Canary stamp, Christmas Angel...
I absolutely love how this one turned out!  I went a bit overboard for me but I have to say I love the end result.  She's a cutie pie and something about her just makes me think of JOY and spreading it around the world.  So I pulled the sentiments from two AmyR sentiment stamp sets.  I added a small clothes pin after I papered it up and added a snowflake.  It actually weighs down one side of the card, but without it that spot is well kinda bare.  lol..

Well you can't get more non-traditional than those yea?  hehehe.. Okie dokes, back to the crafting table, yep, I'm gonna pull an all nighter, need all that time to finish.  Have a wonderful day!!
Mahalo for stopping by!!



Mary J said...

They are all gorgeous, Leanne! My fave is the very first one - she is sooo sweet!

Faye said...

Wow, Leanne, how much gorgeousness can you fit into one post?! I really like all these cards, but the first really stands out for me. Have a wonderful Christmas. X

Denice said...

These are all adorable, love the color combos.
A penquin embossing folder?!! I've got to get one too!
Happy Holidays,

Kathy Dinh said...

I am digging your embossing folders and spellbinders here...LOL You are sure on a roll...and you do it again and again year after year! So glad we have crossed paths and have you as a friend! xoxo

Cyndi said...

So beautiful! Love the variety!