Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mixed Bag

Today is a dreary, rainy day again and all I want to do is lay on the couch and veg!  But I do have a "mix" of things I have been working on to show you.  Then I am off to pack up for stamp club tonight!

The first one is a masculine sympathy card--very plain & simple.  I used my nesties to cut and emboss, something I forget to do sometimes!  But my friend Dana had been asking about it, so I thought I would try it out.  See what you think:

Sage Sympathy

  • Stamps:  Winds of Grace, Essential Sentiments, MFT
  • Paper:  Sage Shadow, WW, Handsome Hunter, Autumn Vine DP
  • Ink:  Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter
  • Acc:  Sage Shadow grosgrain, Nesties, dimensionals

My next one uses an embossed PTI Christmas tree I had sitting on my desk, unused from a previous project.  I bought this CB folder (whose name escapes me) a while back and finally used it after seeing so many nice things with it.  AND I broke into my BG Wassail!!!   To bring out the embossing, I rubbed my Encore gold pad over the embossed areas, which really gave it a neat effect.

Gold Joy

I feel like that star on top makes it maybe I'll do it again a little differently!

  • Stamps:  Believe, PTI
  • Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, Brushed Bold, Basic Grey Wassail
  • Ink:  Versamark, Craft Bravo Burgundy, Encore Gold
  • Acc:  Clear EP, Gold EP, Heat Tool, CB Small Labels Die, Burgundy Grosgrain, Gold Cord (ret SU), Dimensionals, CB folder

My final card was a CASE (sort of) after I saw this card by Michelle on Paper Planet.  SO CUTE!  I remembered I had this stamp, so I set off to do today's SCS challenge with it.  I just used a plain corner rounder, and poor Elzy has a severe case of sunburn.....don't ask!  But I love this BG Two Scoops paper and I had just enough to use on this card:

11-06-08 challenge

I had seen someone use a filigree brad and a regular brad with a snowflake, sorry I can't remember but if I figure it out, I'll give credit.  I had some sugar-coated brads that matched my DP, so I paired it with a snowflake glittered in Dazzling Diamonds!  The snow is all glittered up too!  TFL!

  • Stamps: A Winter Song, Merry Christmas, Elzybells
  • Paper:  Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, BG Two Scoops, Watercolor
  • Ink:  Stazon, Baja Breeze, Craft White
  • Acc:  Markers, Corner Rounder, Piercer, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Wide Baja Grosgrain, Sage Shadow Grosgrain, DD Glitter, Filigree Brad, Sugar-coated Brad


ChristineCreations said...

What CUTE Christmas cards LeeAnn...and I love the simplicity of the lighthouse one too. Very classy.

Denise said...

Oh LeAnne these cards are awesome~ I love them all, and the brad and snowflake really rocks!! Hugs and smiles~~ Denise

Stamping Seasons said...

Love your cards. Dreary days make it so hard to get motivated sometimes... we are heading into summer, so nice and warm here

Susan (rainy) said...

Wow! Your cards are all wonderful. I love the simple elegance on the sympathy card.

Anonymous said... pretty are all 3 cards! I love them too and I have to agree with Denise...that snowflake with the Filigree brad is a super cool touch! (i'll have to rem. that next time)Wonderful job!! TFS

Barbara said...

Don't change a thing!! I love the star on top of that tree! And do I see some paper piercing on the Elzy card? CUTE!!!