Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays Rudolf

Hi all! I'm back today with one of my favorite card sets that I made. I absolutely love non-tradional colors for Christmas. When my children have all moved out I will have a pink, white and pool tree. I might even have more than one! ;)

holiday wishes 1

This card is a really simple card to create. I started by stamping the snowflakes in Versamark and embossing them with the Hero Arts white embossing powder. I then used the Spun Sugar Distress ink to color the background. I didn't even use a foam applicator. I just put the ink pad directly onto the card and smeared it in. I loved the look of it, it's not completely smooth, like a snowstorm and it was so much faster. Especially when doing 10 cards.

holiday wishes deer

I then did the trees. I saw a video on the Hero Arts blog by the ever talented Julie Ebersole. You can see the video here: Hero Arts Video I just had to try it. It was soooo fun. I love the look of them. I covered them in Star Dust Stickles afterwards. It's my favorite. I always have a few bottles on hand I use it so much.

holiday wishes trees

I stamped my reindeer onto paper and colored him I didn't bother cutting out the antlers...too much work. It's so much easier to stamp him on the card and then pop dot the colored one. A little bling for the antlers and one red one for the nose. I tore and layered paper for the snow, added some more stickles, placed the reindeer, stamped the title and it was done. It was super easy. It went really fast for 10 cards too. Just do each step 10 times then move onto the next. It's so much easier than trying to complete a full card and then move on to the next.
holiday wishes set

Off to sketch 5 cards. I am having a Christmas Card making party for Faith and her friends on Wednesday. I'm surprising each of them with an ornament too. Should be a great time! :)

Cheers!
Michelle





4 comments:

Barb said...

Michelle, what an adorable set! I love your fabulous pink sky!

My mom always had two trees - one for us kids, and then one in the living room, all white and flocked, with pink and silver ornaments. Good memories! Hugs to you! :)

Tiffany said...

Super cute Michelle! I'm with you on that one! I would love cotton candy pink and baby blue everywhere! Lol - this is really a beautiful set, love it to death!

pcm said...

michelle,
these two card sets (the one from sunday and today) are gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Oh my, I love the blue trees and pink sky! Wonderful design!