Sorry I've been missing for the past week or so. My Christmas card fundraiser class was Saturday, which was also World Card Making Day, and I am just now recovering. :) We did eight cards, two of which I posted about before here and here. I also directly cased rohla's Country Christmas card and Kristina Werner's Pink Christmas card.
So here's a round up of the other ones. You can click each picture for a larger view.
This card was totally inspired by Connie Babbert's wise men card. I obviously changed a few things, but I really loved the background Connie created by swiping the white oval with a sponge dauber inked in river rock. I love the washed out look of it. It seems so elegant.
The fine lace background is stamped in river rock ink on whisper white card stock. The holy family and sentiment are embossed gold.
Stamps: Holy Triptych, Fine Lace Background, Star Studded Season
Ink: River Rock, VersaMark
Paper:Whisper White, Natural Ivory, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Coluzzle, Heat Tool, Powder Pal
The next card is a total CASE of MaryJo Monoski's ornament card from last year. I loved everything about her card. The simplicity, the colors, the layout... However, that designer paper retired with last year's holiday mini catalog, so I had to update the card with out new Wintergreen Designer paper. It has the same patterns, just different colors.
Stamps: Hung up on the Holidays, Happy Everything
Ink: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Basic Black
Paper:Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Wintergreen Designer Paper
Accessories:Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
The last one I'm going to share tonight was adapted from an awesome swap card I received from Adele Heffern. Since I had Soft Sky ribbon and prints paper, I swapped the colors. I also replaced the intricately cut-out snowflake with an easy punch. I used the Priceless classy brass template since I didn't have the Seeing Spots one. It's not quite as dramatic of an effect, but I'm still really happy with the results.
Stamps: Snow Burst, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, Soft Sky
Paper:Whisper Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue, Sokft Sky Prints Designer Paper
Accessories: Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Silver Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Snow Blossom Punch, Cutter Kit, Paper Piercer from the Crafter's Toolkit, Priceless Classy Brass Template