Thursday, December 18, 2014

I LOVE the Christmas Mail Man ----

Here are three cards I received this week from three other card makers and my favorite cards of all year are always from other card makers --- many card makers only make holiday cards for Christmas but some of us make things and cards year round. Here are three cards I received this week:

First one is from a local card maker and she said she put the card together using the Frosted card kit from Close To My Heart:

Banners (flags) in different sizes used for the card front with the snowflakes stamped on the card front first. "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" is put on the card front with pop dots for dimension and sparkly twine tied on that. She has a crystal 'blings' on the snowflake that sparkle with the twine. Cute card and you really notice the dimension in person. Here is the card I made and sent her for Christmas:

Next is a card from the Master of the Copic, Mary H and her talent for layers on her card fronts does not disappoint on this holiday card:

Banners and circle and shaped circle dies were used on Mary's card. Her little critter has sparkles on his hat and teeth as well as his snowball. Looks like she stamped her critter and cut him out using a circle die and left this piece in the die and then sponged the edges of that -- once she removed the die it reveals the white around the circle piece as a frame. Mary is a master of the Copic and putting colours together that always work --- her card front piece has a shimmer finish which shows off nicely with the embossing she did. Layers and textures are Mary's specialty, besides her talent of the Copic, and this card front sparkles and shines. Here is the card I made and sent Mary for Christmas:

This card is from Lynda and great minds think alike -- she sent me a card with turquoise and white I sent her the same colour scheme. Here is Lynda's card:

Another card that sparkles and shines in person --- the camera does not capture this card front at all. Lynda used iridescent ribbon was used for the ornament hanger and bow. She has an embossed white piece of card stock behind the ornament piece and her card base and embossed piece are textured card stocks. She used pop dots behind the embossed piece and then again behind the ornament and that also adds dimension to this card front. Her snowflake sparkles and shines as well. Here is the card I sent to Lynda for Christmas:

So three different holiday cards, all spectacular for different reasons, and all makes me happy to be on their holiday card mailing lists -- thanks to all of them for sharing their talents with me for this holiday season -- and happy me to have them all on display --- TFL and YOLO

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