Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bugaboo Christmas in July Cards

Hello Friends -

Today I have four cards for you.  I know, you don't see anything for weeks and now I'm showing you four cards in one post, and they are all Christmas cards.  If you remember at the beginning of the week, I showed you my non-traditional colors Christmas card.  The rest of the challenge week included:

1.  A card with this digi

2.  A card with this sketch

3.  A card with snow

4.  Anything goes card

Here are my cards:

First, the card using the digi provided.
I'm not certain what is going on with my light box but this turned out very dark.  I will try to redo the picture tomorrow.  Here is the inside.

And then, the card using the sketch.
I think this turned out nice and clean.  I like the lines are simple but it is still pleasant to look at.  The sketch had the bottom section plain but I just couldn't leave it that way so I added the sentiment.

After the sketch the challenge was something using the theme snow.  I love this Eggbert digi.
 and a close-up of Eggbert.

Finally, I think this is my favorite of the day.

The sentiment is computer generated.  It says "I've got the mistletoe".  I think this could be a fun card to send to your sweetie.

I'll try to get you more details and links tomorrow.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bugaboo Joy Christmas Card

Hello Friends -

Merry Christmas in July.  I'm sure most of you aren't too surprised to see another Christmas Card but you may be sick of them very soon.  My pals over at Bugaboo Stamps are celebrating Christmas in July with a week long challenge (the challenge site is Catch The Bug).  This one is a card with non-traditional colors.  I thought brown was something I could work with and would be non-traditional.

The digi stamp can be found here.

I decided this needed a unique fold so I made a "Joy Card".  I don't know why it is called a Joy Fold but there you go.  You can find a tutorial on making this card here on the Splitcoast Stamper site.  It seemed appropo to use a Joy Fold with the Joy stamp.

Here it is completely open.

I used my iTop to make the brad.  I'm not entirely in love with the way it came out (it seems a bit wonky) but I like the concept.  I may go back and redo the brad.

The paper is from the Tim Holtz Seasonal stack.  I fussy cut out the page of music for Joy to the World.  Then I used one of my Tim Holtz Sizzix texture fades with music.  I was in quite a mood to do things up the Tim Holtz way.  I also swiped some Distress Inks over the embossing, the edges of the pattern paper and the edges of the card base.

What do you think?  Is the digi image lost with all the other music "stuff" or does it come together with the "Joy" theme?  As long as life doesn't get in the way, I should be back soon with some more Christmas cards.