December 6, 2009

I hope you all had a great weekend! We were busy again trying to finish up our shopping and we spent our weekend getting ready for Christmas.

I have been making Christmas cards a lot lately so that when it comes time to send out my cards I won't have to scramble and hurry to finish making all of them.

Friday's challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to quickly make a few more holiday cards.

Friday's challenge was to create a white Christmas card using:
1. Only White Cardstock!
2. Only White or Clear embellishments
3. No patterned paper, unless it's all white!
4. You may use any color ink you wish, but only ONE color.
5. No coloring (i.e. copics, watercolors, etc)
6. Limit your layers/embellies

My first card was fairly easy except that I had to be sure and to keep my score lines and the small dots border folder aligned (it took me a few tries). I embossed the top portion of my card using the Snowdots embossing folder. Then I added a few decorative score lines and embossed again using the small dots folder from the Just My Type embossing folder set.

My season's greetings sentiment is from SU's Snow Swirled set and my ribbon is from SU.

I'm not quite sure if I like my second card, but I thought I would share it with you anyway. At first this embossing folder reminded me of Christmas Holly, but now I don't know.

I ran the small strip folder through my Cuttlebug and then I turned the folder around and I embossed again just above my previous row. I did this three times. Then I added some decorative score lines and some liquid pearls.

My sentiment is from SU's To You & Yours stamp set. It's stamped using silver encore ink and it's layered using my oval punch and scalloped oval punch.

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous cards!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are so elegant looking. Even though you had the folders to do most of the actual embossing, they still look like they took hours to produce. I have all these folders myself but would have never thought to try this. TFS.