Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Card

My card today is for a PPA Challenge #224.  It is time to start making Christmas cards so I used this challenge as my inspiration for this card.  The card stock I used is called Noel, which is a 6x6 paper pad from Reflections (Michaels brand).  All of the colors in this collection are muted so I chose the colors for my strips and mounted it on a green card stock base.  I stamped and cut out the Santa Face from the Stampin Up collection called Santa Stache.  I love the two images in thos collection and it worked well with the color palate.  I used Copic markers to color my Santa and used som Glossy Accents on the beard and mustache and on his hat.  I used a die cut from Elizabeth Crafts for the sentiment and then added some faux stitching for a little extra pop to the card.  On the inside of the card I plan to make a pocket type envelope to hold a gift card.  I just know one of my grandkids will love this card.  (Might be more for the gift card than the card itself, but that's okay.)


Thursday, October 16, 2014

For A Dear Friend

This card was made for a challenge at Fusion Challenge .I enjoy doing the challenges from Fusion because they give you so many options to make your cards.  The theme for this challenge was to use wood grain and flowers or the sketch.  I did a combination of both.  I fussy cut the flowers and used a border punch to make the ovals.  I added the butterflies to add more interest and more color. The size of this card is 4 1/2" X 7"  and I really like how the card turned out.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Witching Hour

I made a card to enter in the PPA223 color challenge.  This challenge is for a halloween color challenge using  the colors black, orange and vanilla.  I used my electric die cutting machine to cut an image that I got from Birds Cards.  I cut it out in black, then backed it with orange card stock.  I also cut out a large flower shape in black to back this image.  I used a dark blue star design card stock from Graphic 45 as my background for all the images and then cut out a black cat to put on the front of the card with the sentiment.