Monday, July 2, 2012

SCS CreativeCrew And Two Christmas Cards

CreativeCrew Farewell!  Wow… can you believe it has been three months since I joined the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew?  LOL… a fast and fun three months!

Today I’m sharing two Christmas cards made for the creative crew July challenge.  The CCREW0712HF challenge required us to make a masculine themed Christmas card with minimal embellishments.  Now, I’m not very good at minimalism, LOL although I do try to minimize with my senior stampers! 

Here’s my CCREW0712HF Masculine Themed Christmas card!CCREW0712HF_Sharon_fieldThe absolutely adorable skating bird image is from the “For the Birds” stamp set.  The background snowflakes were borrowed from the Snow Swirled stamp set and inked with white craft ink.white craft ink and sponged edges on crumb cake csTexture comes from Petals and Plenty and stripes embossing with sponged on more mustard ink for a soft distressed finish.  An Apothecary Accents Framelit was used to die cut the skating bird, then a rectangle of early espresso card stock and two punched circles created a quick mat for the die this wired burlap ribbon from hobby lobby don't you?Love this burlap wire ribbon I found at a the local Hobby Lobby store.   The ribbon was in the floral department and adds a very lightweight and fun element to the masculine card.CCREW0712DF_field_gumball green and vv and cherry cobblerAnother CreativeCrew Christmas card challenge… CCREW0712DF features the Be Of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) with complimentary colors of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very glue dots used to position trailing ribbon tailsGumball Green stitched satin ribbon was used to create a flowing double loop bow accent to the “deck the halls” sentiment from the Merry & Type stamp set.why did they retire the versamark pen?  I use it oftenCherry Cobbler and Gumball Green markers were used to add color to two of the three stamped ornaments and a versa mark pen and embossing powder created a tinsel effect at the top of each ornament ball.  LOL… couldn’t help but add a touch of bling to the focal image with a basic rhinestone jewel!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing details from the July CreativeCrew Scrapbook Challenge… I think you’re going to like the page embellishments!

I look forward to reading your kind comments… and if you’re having sweltering weather like we are, I hope you’re staying hydrated and cool!



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SCS CreativeCrew and two Christmas Cards Share

Stamps:  For the Birds WM 126405/ CM 126407, Snow Swirled WM 111690/ CM 127799, Merry & Type WM 122550/ CM 122552

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Crumb Cake 120953, Early Espresso 119686, Gumball Green 126840, Cherry Cobbler 119685, Be of Good Cheer DSP 126896

Inks:  Early Espresso 126974, Craft White 101731, Cherry Cobbler 126966, More Mustard 126964, Gumball Green 126861, Pumpkin Pie 126945, Versa mark pen (discontinued)

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, stripes embossing folder 123128, petals a plenty embossing folder 116824, apothecary accents framelits 1127003, paper piercing tool 126189, stampin’ emboss mat 126199, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack 126187, 2-3/8” scallop circle punch 118874, tabletop paper cutter 106959, itty bitty shapes punch pack (circle) 118309, 1” circle punch 119868, heat tool 129053

Awesome Accessories:  Uniball Signo Gel Pen 105021, Blender Pen 102845, Metallic Brads 119741, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Stampin’ Sponge (wedge) 101610, Gumball Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon 126848, basic rhinestones jewels 119246, silver stampin’ emboss powder 109131, glue dots 103683, Burlap Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

Techniques:  Sponging, Blender Pens, Coloring, embossing, double loop bow, punches

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ColleenB. said...

Both great looking cards.

Gail S. said...

Wonderful always!! You have the greatest ideas :)

Kelly Wentling said...

Beautiful, fun, and very festive!

Jenny said...

that For the Birds card is SO adorable! I've seen so many great samples with this set, I may just HAVE to get it now! :)

I like the Deck the Halls card too. A very "classic" Christmas card. Your double-bow looks wonderful on it!


Nikki said...

Looks FAB!!! I am definately on a mission to do more MASCULINE type cards and these are Perfect! TFS

Cindy Ware said...

Like both but I love the 'birdie' card!!!