Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two for the Holidays

I have two holiday cards to share today -  one for Halloween and one for Christmas!  Both were made for recent challenges over on Split Coast.  And both use stamps from Rubbernecker.

The Halloween card was made for the Inspiration Challenge on Saturday -  Anne, our hostess this week, had a fun Note Card site, The Rifle Paper Co., to inspire us.

I found this card that inspired me:
I knew my Rubbernecker Halloween Set #1 would be perfect to replicate this card!
A very CAS design - with the main image on the sponged oval Nestability and the others just stamped right on the card!  The pretty accordian ribbon is from Taylored Expressions.
This week I helped Color Challenge Hostess Peggy by making a sample card using her chosen colors of Pool Party, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. Her dessert option (an additional challenge if you want to) was to have an outdoor element, trees, butterflies, flowers etc.
I decided to make a Christmas card with these rather non-traditional colors! I finally broke down and bought sample packs of the SU In Colors so I'd know what the real colors look like (although we don't have to use SU - we can use anything close).

I embossed the Peach Parfait card base with my new Square Lattice Embossing folder, then just added a Pool Party panel stamped with Merry Christmas. I stamped this lovely Winter Trek image on a Poppy Parade panel and to finish it off added 3 blue rhinestones.

Be sure to stop by on Friday -  Claire and the Design Team are starting the Sneak Peeks for the long awaited Waltzingmouse September Release!   You won't want to miss it!!

Witching You:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - halloween #473
Paper: white, black -PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories: oval Nestabilities, foam tape, Scor Tape, accordian  ribbon - Taylored Expressions, rhinestones - Kaiser

Merry Christmas:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Merry Christmas #387-10, Winter Trek #444 SO (Stamp Oasis)

Paper: Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black on image, Memento Tuxedo Black on sentiment
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, Rhinestones - Kaiser


Debgem said...

Great cards - I particularly like the Halloween one!

Crystal said...

These are FABULOUS Holiday cards Julia!!!!

Lisa Lara said...

love 'em both. The colors on the Merry Christmas cards are brilliant.

Mara... said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the Halloween one, my favorite holiday!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are fabulous, Julia....you have used the Rubbernecker stamps to perfection on the Halloween card and I love the bright, happy colors you used on the second!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely cards, thank you for sharing them.

Annette said...

your cards are amazing.. Love your creations...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment..
happy crafting..

velta said...

Perfectly Halloween on the 1st card...love anything Halloween...one of my favorite holidays...mainly because of the grandchildren...the second card made me happ because...well, quite frankly, it made me feel cool...and I like the simplicity of it! Thanks for sharing Julia!

snowbear said...

Awesome cards.