Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas Cards Already?

I know it's probably a little early to start posting the Christmas projects, but I just really loved the way these two turned out. I decided to make 2 different versions of the same card. One more vintage and traditional looking and one that was a little more playful. Nearly all the supplies used on these cards can be found at StampingScrapping.com For this first one, the vintage card, I used Basic Grey Wassail paper and the vintage Christmas flowersoft. I have to

admit I bought this stamp because I thought the wreath would be perfect for the flowersoft and I think it turned out really well. I colored the image with copic markers then I cut it out with labels 4 nestabilitie and chalked the edges with some shimmery gold chalk. I added the vintage christmsas flowersoft to the wreath. I went over the bright white lace with some distress ink to make it blend in more with the rest of the card and finished it off with some felt snowflakes. Here is a close up of the wreath so that you can see the texture of the flowersoft. It's very realistic looking.
This is my second version of the card, the more playful version. I used Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly paper for this card. I used the same layout and image for the card. This time I colored the Tilda in brighter colors. I also used something different on the wreath this time. Here is a closer
look at the wreath. I used Irish Green sparkly fluff flock on the wreath this time so that it would coordinate better with the papers. This stuff is really cool. It is flock with a little sparkle thrown

in. It is hard to see the sparkle in the picture, but it's there. I also added some cotton candy flock to the trim and the pompom of her hat. This time I left the lace white and added a couple of flowers to finish off the card. I had a lot of fun with these cards and I'm excited to get a head start on my Christmas cards!


17 comments:

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Really nice I love the flower soft ! Both cards are great TFS

Sharon Caudle said...

Wonderful way to show the same stamp in several ways, Mindy! I really love the vintage card, and the other one is adorable! The flower soft looks awesome! Great job!! hugs!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Mindy,

not eary at all to make Christmas cards.. I have made around 20 of them alreay! lol lol...

Anyway, both cards are so pretty.. I can`t pick my fave one!!! lol
I have to get this flowersoft for me too.... it is so nice the effect..

xxx

Vivi

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the Flower Soft.

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

It's never too early to start your Christmas cards...as a matter of fact I have several on my blog that I have been working on all month! Love the vintage card, it is definitely my favorite! Don't think I've used flower soft yet on any of my cards but will for sure now!

Patty said...

Those are so pretty! Very nice job and I like the addition of FS, too!

Danni said...

Very nice!!

Barb Hardeman said...

They are both very delightful. So neat that you used the same stamp, but got a totally different look. Very creative. I love the flower soft on the wreath!

Jennifer Hodge said...

wow those wreaths look super! Great Christmas cards!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous holiday cards Mindy!! I love this image & the flower soft adds the perfect touch!

hugz,
Suzanne

glowinshadow23 said...

I've never seen this Tilda before! You did a great job with her. Happy Holidays!!

Patricia Garcia said...

WOW fun cards it's a really good idea you made two cards. The colors look SUPER!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Sheri said...

Mindy...these are GORGEOUS!!! You ALMOST make me want ot start making Christmas cards!!! Beautiful!!!

Candy said...

Hi Mindy,
Both cards are delightful ~ really neat seeing the same stamp done in different colours. I love unusual Christmas colours but in this case I think I like the traditional colours best - don't know why? Love your flower soft it is perfect for the wreath!
Hugs, Candy

denise said...

I love traditional colors for Christmas so I love your flower soft Tilda, but then again I love all the cards you make~

Brenda said...

wow, I love it. I love the flower soft on it. I have been hearing so much about this product. Love it on the wreath!!!

pezadoodle said...

these are both fantastic!