Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas - Day 2 - Christmas Cards

Welcome to A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day 2!  Today Claire's assignment for the Design Team is to make Christmas Cards using any of our favorite WMS stamps.

For my first Christmas card - I used the small and medium snowflakes from Alpine Christmas.  The Santa in his Sleigh and "Believe in the Magic" are from Twas the Night Before Christmas.  First I masked the strip where the sentiment is on a Vintage Cream panel.  I stamped the snowflakes and Santa with Versamark ink.  I removed the mask and clear embossed the stampings.  I replaced the mask and sponged the panel with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  I removed the mask again and stamped the sentiment.  Then simply layered the panel to the vintage cream card.
Here's a peak at the inside of my card  - another sentiment from Alpine Christmas.
My card design was inspired by these valences from Sturbridge Yankee
For my 2nd Christmas card, I used the pine branch and pine cones from Festive Foliage and a beautiful sentiment from the just released set -  Seasonal Flourish.  I simply stamped the images on a Rustic White panel, adhered a piece of ribbon around the panel, layered it to a scarlet jewel panel and then to the card base.
The sentiment I stamped inside is from Alpine Christmas (can I say that you will never need another Christmas sentiment set if you get this set along with Seasonal Flourish??!!)

Now let's all go and see the wonderful Christmas cards the rest of the Design Team has to inspire us!  Here are their links.  I bet you have many of the stamp sets we are using today already in your craft room?

 Julia Aston - Me!

Believe in the Magic
Stamps: Alpine Christmas, Twas the Night Before Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Versamark
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, hot gun, Eclipse tape

Christmas Joy
Stamps:  Festive Foliage, Seasonal Flourish, Alpine Christmas (inside) - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Rustic White, Scarlet Jewel - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Ribbon - May Arts 

21 comments:

Deirdre said...

ADORE what you created - so fun!

Marybeth said...

These are beautiful Julia! I love all the sentiments you chose for these cards love the font on the new set.....so elegant!

anya said...

Beautiful, Julia! You have made those Seasonal Flourish sentiments shine!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both beautiful creations, Julia full of dimension and amazing designs.

~amy~ said...

Both cards are wonderful...love them Julia!

Okay, I signed up for that class...can't wait to get started:)

Patti J said...


These are both so pretty, Julia! Beautiful sentiments, and of course, your designs are always perfection! Thanks for sharing :)

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Julia!

Kate said...

I am lovin' all this much needed Christmas card inspiration. Thank you Julia

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, Julia....the first one is sooo striking with the white snowflakes on the dark red and I love the softness of the second card...beautifully done, gf!!!!

christi said...

I love how clean your cards are. such a great copy of your inspiration pic. also I just adore the pic at the top of your blog. beautiful.

Cathy Homan said...

Both cards are wonderful. I think I love the Believe card at little more, just because Red feels like Christmas to me.

Shirley said...

They are both simply elegant and thanks for showing us less is more and especially when the choices are perfect!

Renee said...

Julia they are both gorgeous!
Love the inspiration pic...
you interpreted it perfectly...
plus I really like the valances :)
And the simply perfect pinecones...
love! :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are both so gorgeous - love the colors! And, perfectly inspired by that valance!! Great job!!

Vickie Z said...

LOVE these cards!! All the masking on the first.... you have patience and it looks gorgeous!! Ohhh... those fronds/pinecones make me so happy!!

Jeanne J said...

Oh I like them both, but that pine branch looks like pure simple elegance. Beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

JULIA, did you hear me scream? Both of your cards are just gorgeous and the way you took that inspiration photo, just amazing!

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous creations Julia! Love the pattern on the papers! ;)

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pine branch and cones! So elegant! And the sentiments are so lovely! Wonderful inspiration!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are terrific cards, Julia. Love each and every design.

Deborah Frings said...

Gorgeous cards!

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