Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's the time of the season...

Hello! Yes believe it or not we have six weeks till Christmas! I love this period of the year...!!! If we just can have a bit of snow all will be purrrrfect!!! I enjoy making Christmas cards for my family, my friends and for exchanges too. I already posted some Christmas cards, here are a few more and there is more to come... I'm kind of productive at this time of year...LOL! I try hard to make different cards with different techniques, stamps and size. I also try to stay away from traditional colors, I like to try different combinations of colors, textures.
"T'IS THE SEASON"
Cuttlebug background and main image all was embossed in white and colored with chalk inks and of course glitter. A ribbon, and a cuttlebug tag stamped and embossed with glitter embossing powder " T'is the season".
"WE WISH YOU ..."

I love this stamp. Background was done with my brayer and rainbow dye inkpad, Silver Mica Magic was applied to draw out the details of the stamp. The main layer (blue) was stamped and embossed in clear with a Holly branch stamp from Penny Black.

"JOYEUX NOËL"

What can be more French than Paris...? Same technique as above with this beautiful French stamp of the Effiel Tower. Main background layer is a cuttlebug highlighted with gold ink.

"THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS"

I was inspired by "Vada Schutz " of TC she did such a beautiful card ... I wanted to try it too. No special technique involved just basic stamping. Alcohol inks background, I printed my design on Acetate and embossed with black (my design was built from various clip art elements I had), image placed on front. Tree behind the church was hand scketched. Stamped trees at the bottom from Rubber Stampede and wording from Inkadinkado. Highlighted with white Liquid Appliqué. The first layer was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss dots and round nestabilities used to cut out main design and window.

I better get back to work if I want to finish all my cards before Christmas is over....LOL!

8 comments:

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Francine!
Your Christmas cards are MAGNIFICENT!!!! I'm especially drawn to WE WISH YOU . . . the colors and images really POP!!!!! What a GORGEOUS card!!!!

Sandie R said...

These are all simply beautiful Francine. Remeinds me that I better get moving here or I'll have none made.

Flower said...

You sure have been productive! I love how they are all so different - it's inspiring. They are wonderful!!

Dianne K. said...

All your cards are fabulous, Francine! Such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Francine, as usual your cards are breathtaking!!!!! Keep up the good work, and have fun finishing the family cards!
Hugs!
Mary Pat

Karen said...

Hey Sister!! I love your new Christmas cards. I sure wish we could play together and do our cards together. I think my favourite is "We wish you..". It is beautifully done as are they all.

Karen

Jan Larson said...

Hi Francine,

Your Christmas cards are just lovely. I've been wanting that Cuttlebug winter scene embossing folder for a long time. I've seen so many nice cards made with it, just like yours!!

Jan

Nicole said...

Beautiful cards, Francine! :)