Saturday, October 19, 2013

CTS #50 - Wedding Doves and 2 Christmas cards

(Moxie Fab World card is in this post after this card)
Happy Saturday!  Another week down, only how many days 'til Thanksgiving and Christmas...I had better get into gear, overdrive.  My this year is a flyin'.
I based today's card selection on the sketch over at CTS#50 and have had fun making different themed creations this afternoon.
The sketch is a really good one, allowing lots and lots of possibilities.  My first card, a wedding themed yellow and grey uses patterned paper from Authentique and Martha Stewart's dove punch.  I placed a heart in between the two birds, seems appropriate right?
I have really wanted to try the chalkboard technique that I have seen really pretty Christmas cards created with this technique, and I will try my hand with some Christmas stamps that I think will work quite well, but in the meantime, what to use for this wedding card.  Well, I inked up a Memory Box medallion and heart die with PTI white snow (like a craft ink) and ran them thru the Cuttle bug with the spongey tan mat underneath all.  I like the results, kind of how I hoped it would look.  The congratulations sentiment from SU Bitty Banners finishes it off.  Do you think I should add some white sequins?

Here is a close up of the embossed "chalkboarded "dies
My next two cards are Holiday themed and were very easy to make, except for the colouring on the cupcake-that took a while!
I have used the Crate collection Sleigh Ride that I am using all up, such a different collection of themes and it is making me think outside of the box :))  
I tried my hand agin with the chalkboard embossing technique (well I don't know if this is actually a technique...but I imagine that I am not the first to try this!) and the same MemoryBox die, but with some of the centers pushed out.
I made a circle frame on the front of my card and layered the backdrop with a very close to matching sage/teal linen texture card stock that I had in my stash.  The little snowman is from the Crate collection as is the velum sentiment.  I added the polka dotted washi tape that you have been seeing here of late (don't worry, it is a small roll :) to create a little balance and to add a little more of the drama with the black trees in the patterned paper.  I am also offering this up for the Moxie Fab World Handmade Cards-Ready-Made Embellishments challenge.

This little cutie cupcake has been a favourite of mine since it first premiered at Ellen Hutson's way back when...a Karen Lockhart holly and berry cupcake stamp.  I coloured with Copic markers, added some Sakura stardust garnet colour to the berries and framed up and then placed a MemoryBox die underneath.  The chevron paper is guessed it-Crate! and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink from the Love Lies Here Holiday version.

Thanks so very much for taking a peek and I have enjoyed all of the very, very sweet comments-Thanks so much!


  1. What lovely cards ... I'm loving that chalkboard heart!!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the rich tones of the wedding card. But also adore that snowman card! The black and green look so natural together.

  3. Hey Chriss! Thanks for linking this up to the Ready-Made Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. All your cards are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  5. Embossing the white ink onto the black card is a brilliant way of creating the chalkboard effect - I love it! What wonderful cards :)


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