Saturday, January 4, 2014

52 (Christmas) Card challenge and a Valentine

Today I am taking part in my first challenge of 2014 with 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown.  It's a cool sketch and I not only made a Christmas card but a Valentine card using the sketch.


 All images are by Red Rubber Designs....  Christmas Fun and Trendy Greetings.






I also used Copic markers and old Sizzix snowflake dies.  Can you see I added some Stardust Clear Gel pen to the snowflakes along with the rhinestones?  I hope by taking part in the challenges that I'll have enough Christmas cards this year.

And here's my Valentine card. 



Stamped images are by Red Rubber Designs.  I used Label Lingo Frames and Label Lingo Occasions but I stamped off my ink once to get the color to match my base card stock.


I added the 3 little pink heart gems from a Pearl & Gem Collection similar to THIS but mine has purple embellies in it, too.  I think this card came out real cool!  What do you think?

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in our sketch challenge this week at 52CCT - your card is lovely and festive. I love how you have used it for Valentine's too - Jacqueline xx

Glittered Paws said...

Love them both especially the valentine one.

Ginni said...

Love both of them, Carol. A 52 card challenge is neat. Like you said, you'll have all your Christmas cards done when the time comes! Have a good new year all of ya!

Donna said...

What a great idea, 2 beautiful cards and you're ahead for 2 holidays!

Margaret said...

Great cards I love both of them. It is good to get a head start on those Christmas ones.
hugs
Margaret M

Mynnette said...

Both are just beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous holly image! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and hope you join us again soon! Mynn xx

Danielle Vincent said...

So glad that the sketch inspired you to make two great cards! I agree that its great to get an early and consistent start on your Christmas cards. So glad you've decided to join us at 52CCT with your gorgeous card. I LOVE the holly and embossing.

Patricia Hays said...

The colors and images you chose for your Christmas card give it a wonderful traditional feel. I'm glad the sketch inspired you to create another card, too! Thanks for joining us at 52{C}CT - I hope you'll play along with us again next week! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are absolutely super. Love the snowflakes, both die cut and embossed and the sweet holly stamp! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

BTW - I really like the Valentine card too!

Louise van Vuren said...

I'm so glad that you joined in with our first sketch challenge for 2014, and what a fab Christmas card!Love the combination of holly and snowflakes and a great colour choice too. Thanks for playing along

Louise xx