Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Warming up to the Festive Season

Hi folks,
I am really warming up to the Christmas season, and have another holiday card to share with you, as well as a summer card I made a few weeks ago and hadn't posted yet.

For the Christmas card, I wanted to show off a way to use the HC stamps for a quick and simple card.  I have read comments here and there from people who say they want something that looks fabulous and can be done quickly and is mailable, so here is a sample of that

The image, from Heartfelt Creations, is stamped on an oval with a layered background, and just a tiny bit of colouring.  There is a strip of inexpensive ribbon from a bin at Micheals, and I used a gold Encore pad to swipe over the green layer which was dry embossed.  You could use pretty much any embossing folder to tie in--polka dots or swirls or snowflakes or whatever and any colouring medium on the angel.  The sentiment was stamped above.  I hope this gives you some ideas of quick and simple cards that will still have people oohing and ahing :-)

As for this summer card, I was thinking of my mom when I made it, who lives on the other side of the country from me.  It too features a Heartfelt Creation image:


  1. Beautiful creations. I especially love the ribbon treatment on the 'missing you" card. Your Christmas card is gorgeous. Love the embossing and the wonderful angel image.

  2. Lovely cards, I love your colouring and beaut stamps!

    I must get back to stamping and colouring myself!

  3. Oh, you lucky girl being on the Heartfelt design team. I would love to get me some of that. These cards are lovely. I appreciate understated, Especially when it comes to mailing.

  4. These are really gorgeous Kristina! Such a great work!
    Hugs Kristel

  5. Beautiful cards. Love the way you swiped the gold across the embossed area for the Christmas card (very elegant looking) and how you placed the ribbon along the shore line of the summer card.

  6. Two beautiful cards . I love how you did the ribbon on the summer card and the touch of gold on the Christmas card just gives it that extra touch. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog .