Wednesday, 28 July 2010

More Christmas in July cards.

Here's my next installment of Christmas in July cards! Both cards qualify for Drunken Stampers Christmas card challenge and this first one is for Sandie's Day 4 Christmas in July challenge - inking. My stamps are all from Darkroom Door's Yuletide Collection Vol.2. I used Versafine Vintage Sepia ink for the Santa image and greeting, then sponged on some Fired Brick Distress ink. I coloured the holly leaves with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and the berries with Fired Brick Distress ink, then covered them with red glitter glue. The background branches are inked with Impress Olive Green ink and randomly stamped, the edges of the background piece are also sponged with this ink.

The second card is for Day 3 of Sandie's challenges - Reindeer. I used stamps from Hero Arts Jolly Christmas clear stamp set, I added a red Kaisercraft rhinestone for his nose and some fun googly eyes. Also used some Christmassy ribbon, Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock and DP by Kaisercraft (blue/snow dots) and Basic Grey (red). I'm not entirely happy with this card, I may go back and add an embellishment to it as it looks like it needs something else.....maybe a snowflake die-cut on the ribbon?

Thanks for stopping by today, I'd love to read your comments on these cards!


Linda Ledbetter said...

Two more gorgeous holiday cards! I love them both-- the Santa stamp is great, and the cute little Reindeer, with this googly eyes, makes me smile! Thanks for sharing so much beauty with us at Drunken Stampers!

CuddlyBunny said...

Beautiful creations, as always! Loving the google-eye reindeer!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Belinda said...

yay for xmas! Love the googly eyed reindeer!

Kathi said...

Those are fabulous. I really, really love that Santa card. Darkroom Door has such wonderful stamps and you used it wonderfully.

The reindeer card is so goofily great. (goofily is a new word).

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards, Lyn, that Santa is very jolly :)