Friday, 31 October 2014

Red & Kraft Christmas cards

Hiya! I hope you've had a good week! This is another long post warning. I think a lot of future ones might be as now my crafty time is scarce I'm trying to make more than one card with the supplies I have out rather than tidying everything away and starting from scratch the next time. Just realised my rambling is making this post even longer so I'll cut to the chase - 2 more Christmas cards :-)

This first one is for Day 2 of my challenge to case Kristina Werners Holiday Card Series cards. I used the idea for a Kraft base and a reindeer peeping through a circle cut out this time. It's also using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch as well as this fortnights Festive Friday challenge photo and the Simon Says Stamp challenge of Anything Goes. All the red presents made me think of this paper pad.

My second card is also using the Festive Friday photo and the Simon Says challenge but I've combined it with this weeks Retro Sketches sketch. I made a subtle shaker card with some vellum and large sequins. I die cut and stacked up 4 or 5 cardstock rings to make the holder for the shaky bits, much neater than a load of foam pads ;-) Thanks for looking, have a great weekend!

1st card -
Papers - Papermania 'Home for Christmas'
Stamp - Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Circles' & Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer'
Sentiment - Paula Pascual 'Essential Christmas' 
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Real Red' & Memento 'Rich Cocoa'
Other - Copics & a white gel pen
2nd -
Papers - Papermania 'Home for Christmas'
Sentiment - Mama Elephant 'Peace on Earth'
Ink - Stampin' Up 'Cherry Cobbler'
Embossing powder - Wow! 'Neutral Shimmer'
Dies - Nestabilities 'Circles'
Other - white gel pen & assorted sequins


Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've used the different red and white patterns to make these cards - great combination of the challenges! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Virginia Lu said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job creating these two cards! I love the warm color combo and use of vellum (and sequins) on the circle die! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Stampingcountry said...

What a cutie! Like the Kraft background and the faux stitching.

Juls said...

Fab, :-) xx

Helene said...

Beautiful cards !

Kim M said...

Awesome cards! Love the faux stitching and that reindeer. Thanks for joining us over at Festive Friday! :-)

TiaraHelen said...

Love these designs. And I am exactly where you are on the tidying away. Now if I have a card to make, I always try to do a batch at a time. x

Cindy Lovell said...

Beth,both of your cards are beautiful!! I love the pretty pattern and the reindeer is adorable!!
And i love the embossed sentiment on the second one!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

Jan Clothier said...

A beautiful card! A great Christmas idea.

Hannelie said...

I think red white and kraft just scream Christmas!
Awesome work!