Stampendous Christmas cards

Does this ever happen to you?

You send someone a Christmas card for years and no reply – then you cross them off your Christmas card list this year and walah! a card finally comes. Grrr … I hate that when it happens because I feel guilty for taking them off the list and I have to make a last minute card to send back.

Well, this is the position I find myself in 3 days before Christmas. So here are some cards I have made just for that purpose.

This Christmas tree card was made using Stampendous Cling Tinsel Tree onto patterned paper. The pots were embossed with Aged gold embossing enamel and stars toppers with Halo gold mix glitter. I added a few dots of red stickles to the tree and fussy cut out the trees.  Then I stamped the cardbase with 1 tree image (didn’t want too many background stars) and added more glitter on the stars on the background. I assembled the card with some left over burlap I had from making a wreath, adhere the left and right tree onto the card 1st, then popped up the middle tree onto the 1st 2 trees. The sentiment tag was a ready made sentiment I got from a box of chocolates.

When I saw this Cling Jumbo Holly Stocking – I had to colored it up. It looks so elaborately decorated like it was cut from some ornate velvet. I also wanted it to look unique so I used gold rather than traditional red. For gold, I used Copic markers Y21, YR23, Y26 and Y28. My light source is coming from the right of the stocking and I darken the edges so it looks more dimensional. I then embellished it with Stampendous Fun Flock and Halo Silver Mix glitter. Hung my stocking up with red twine against some corrugated cardboard and patterned paper as background.

I hope I don’t have to make anymore Christmas cards because I need to get to cookie making for my friends and neighbors. So many things to do and so little time …

And don’t forget to check out the Stampendous blog for more projects from my design team mates.

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Comments

  1. d says:

    Wow Steph both are equally fabulous!! I love the images and all you beautiful details!! Have a Wonderful Christmas :)

  2. Jingle says:

    These are both great! I really love that tree card!

  3. Jan Garber says:

    Congrats on reaching over the 180 followers! Glad I could be one of them! I have seen your cards at Stampendous and now get your emails! Fantatsic creations! I love Flourishes. too! See you in 2012, Happy Holidays!