4.16.2016

March Quota Christmas Cards

 I signed up for 4 Christmas cards a month for that challenge at scs... these top two were made this morning based on some bird colors I seen here on pinterest this morning for the IC challenge. I had colored these red poinsettias a while back and I was kinda eh, about them so they sat and they sat. and then I spied those birds and thought, OK, if you cut off the pale water color blue backgrounds and give it some Brilliant blue pops... you could have some patriotic-ish Christmas cards. and so I did.


 These poinsettia's are from Penny black stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper colored with QoR watercolors and then this morning I scribbled some pencil over the top for depth.
the print on this one is from Bo Bunny. the sentiment is from A Muse ( I think) its one of those things that got unmounted recently. The frame is up on pop dots and the edges of the outer petals were snipped so I could curl the petals under for some depth on this.

 This one the sentiment is from the Ornamental Pines set from SU and is more flat.

 I know this snowman is from an older SU set and the denim ribbon was a Christmas thing and the lace is vintage. I am guessing the gingham print may be Graphic45 but, not sure about that anymore ( its been a whiles since I made this one its been sitting in the upload it some day file)

 This one, I am not sure about the printed paper anymore but, I do remember it has some bling to it. that sentiment I want to say is IO but, I could be wrong. the card below is smaller like a gift card enclosure size and both the blingy poinsettia's are from the tim holtz die using glitter paper.

The sentiment on this one was from Unity Stamps ( I think) the print was a scrap from something I made previously using this as a circle so, it was one of those papers I only bought one so I kept every scrap lol.
 These the elves were colored and cut out months and months ago so, some of them became 3" cards last weekend.

3 comments:

Susan said...

What a beautiful batch of cards for your March quota - love them all!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stacy, wow!! These are gorgeous, and I always love a poinsettia for Christmas cards! What beautiful images and fabulous paper (no matter where they came from -- I have a lot of those). And I really love the "hug" stamp for one of the cards too. I so admire your doing this and keeping on top of making cards ahead. I sure need to do more of that! Thanks for sharing these and inspiring (and encouraging)! Hugs!

Aimeslee W. said...

Yay, you have gotten a great start on Christmas cards. I so need to start myself. Really hoping this is contagious, lol. xoxo, Aimeslee at paper-paisleys.blogspot.com .