Sunday, July 6, 2008

Christmas in July

Is it too early to start making Christmas cards? I was looking at the large Lizzie Anne flower stamp last night and thought it looked a bit like a poinsetta. I stamped the flower on a piece of felt and then stitched over the ink lines with white embroidery floss. The middle piece of pattern paper is actually a strip of paper that I stamped the scroll design repeatedly on, embossed in white EP and then added watercolors. I used the Lizzie Anne BSC #2 sketch for this card.

supplies used:
Lizzie Anne Design stamps, Making Memories paper and sticker, felt, embroidery floss

I found a new challenge site called Our Creative Corner. This weekends sketch worked perfectly for this next card I had in mind. I stamped and masked the flower stamp repeatedly. I colored in all the flowers with watercolors in bright spring colors. I also stamped two additional flowers on transparency and cut them out to embellish the card with.

supplies used:
Lizzie Anne Designs stamps, Doodlebug stickers, MSE stamp, OCC sketch, Making Memories sticker, ribbon


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness...I love the transparencies on that card...they are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so pretty, i love your flowers, thanks for playing along with us OCC girls.

Lynda Benden said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love how you did the flowers and the colors are just fantastic!

Smriti said...

Hi, saw your card on the LAD Birthday sketch challenge. Your creation there as well as your blog are fabulous! You made me realize what all I could do with the JOlies Fleur set!

Ashley said...

I love this card. It's truly fabulous!

Dani said...

Wow, the stitched flower is so cool, great idea! And the make a wish card is just beautiful!

Stampin' Meg said...

wow- such different looks form the same stamp. Both are gorgeous!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWZa! Love these cards!!

TFS; and thanks for visiting my blog, too! You rock!!


Julia Aston said...

Love the Christmas card with the stitching - it's never to early to start them! and I'm reminded I need to get going!

Love the watercoloring and acetate flowers on your challenge card - very pretty!