Saturday, October 17, 2020

Starting my Christmas Cards

 Last year I didn't have enough Christmas cards, so this year I'm starting earlier!  I recently treated myself to Betsy's Banner & Bough Stamp/Stencil set, and have had a fun time making some cards with it.  Here are some of my results.








I won't go into an elaborate description of how these were done, except to say that there are 4 stencils that you start with, and then add details with a set of stamps that also includes 3 different greetings for the banner.  These were then all fussy-cut and placed on different patterned papers or embossed backgrounds, and I added pearls to the centers of the large flowers, popping most of them above the card base.  I also stencilled the banners separately and popped them above the rest of the design.

Here's 1 final one; no fussy-cutting, just die-cutting the panel with a framing die, then mounting that onto a red card base.


I spent a happy couple of days with this set, and ended up with 10 cards so far.  I'll take a wee break for now, and then do another bunch soon.  It will be fun to find patterned papers to compliment this design!

Hope your weekend is a great one!  I plan to get a final cutting of flowers from our gardens today, as we had a frost here last night.......

10 comments:

Steph Mitchell said...

Wow, what a lovely set of cards. Amazing how different they look with just a change of colour and background!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, these are all beautiful!!

Diane said...

These are gorgeous and I ordered the set too but have yet had time to play with it, but hope to tomorrow!! I also ordered the shiplap die and that is where my time I had was spent, so addicting lol!! anyhow you give me inspiration and the courage to start in, my birthday was the 13tha nd I treated myself to a nice order, and they so happened to arrive to that day!! Thanks for letting me ramble!!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous!

I Card Everyone said...

Lin, Betsy's branches, and blooms are gorgeous - but that fabulous ribbon is a beautiful way to tie them all together! Such a wonderful start to your Christmas cards!
=]

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all of these, Lin - what a beautiful combo of colors and elements on each! Looks like an amazing set!!

Dawn T said...

that is one gorgeous die cut Lin. And what a stunning set of cards. Just beautiful

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Lin!!! WOW!!! LOVE them :-)

Cindy H. said...

They are ALL so gorgeous!

Kari D said...

These are so lovely! Thank you for sharing!