Friday, December 3, 2010

Country Christmas Cards

 For these cards  I started out with the tree cut-out you see in the center of the card (my sweet s-i-l Pam gave them to me two Christmas' ago!).  Each Christmas tree has a glitter pattern on it (click image for a closer look)- some stripes, some polka-dots, swirls, etc.  I tend to horde stuff I really like, but this year I finally decided to part with them (or at least 1/2 of them!).
 To start with I chalked an oval on the front of a white piece of cardstock.  Each card has about three layers of chalk --- a light colored layer, a little darker layer, and a coordinating color layer.  (I.E. the yellow card has light yellow, dark yellow, and a bit of orange around the edge).
Next I used a felt tip pen to add faux stitching around the edge of the ovals and popped up the tree with dimensionals.
Next I stamped "Rejoice" (Inkadinkado) the stitched looking stars (Creative Stamping), and all the little stars (Studio G) with black Stazon ink.
Last of all I colored in a few stars with a coordinating Crayola marker.
  I thought the finished product looked kind of country (with the stitching and stitched looking stars by the sentiment), and I ended up making two each of the above cards.

1 comment:

Christa said...

These are lovely! I always have a hard time figuring out how to use die cuts like this, but this is the perfect use for them!