Thursday, June 12, 2014

From Our Home to Yours

Yes folks,  I am daring to post yet another Christmas card when the wonderful warm summer has finally come upon us here in Massachusetts!

I actually have two cards to share -  because I thought I was going to use both images on one card - but when I die cut them - it looked too crowded having both together.

On my first card I used the lovely skis, pine bough and sentiment from the Two Feet Deep set from PTI.  I used the coordinating dies for the skis and bough. 
 I embossed the stitched mat die cut panel with the Snowflakes embossing folder from Provo Craft.  The sentiment is on a die cut sentiment strip from MFT.
 And here's the 2nd card - with the exact same layout but using the sled instead of the skiis.
My cards were inspired by two challenges:
Darnell's new NBUS challenge: to use never before used 'schtuff' with a friendship theme -  I bought the PTI stamp and die sets months ago and this is their virgin debut - and my card is being sent from our home to yours (friend!)
And the Festive Friday Challenge - you can see what inspired me here!
Stamps:  Two Feet Deep - PTI
Paper:  White, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Red Geranium, Fern Green Tree Branch; Memento London Fog
Accessories:  Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Two Feet Deep Die Collection - PTI, Dienamics Sentiment Strips - MFT, foam dots.


Sharron said...

Both cards are so awesome, Julia! Love the embossed background. I definitely want to add this set and dies to my Christmas supplies.

Annette Allen said...

oh wow I love this set and you used it brilliantly.. gorgeous cards..

Lynn said...

I always love seeing you at Festive Friday Julia. The soft embossed background with the die cut images is divine. Love!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are so perfect for the challenge! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! Simply beautiful! love the embossed background paired with the pretty images!

Redanne said...

I have to admit to being a little worried when I saw the photo on your post.... I thought you had a sudden change in your weather! Love both cards, those stamps are fantastic and make such lovely Christmas cards! Hugs, Anne x

Marcia HIll said...

These are both CAS and just beautiful! I love the almost ALL white of both cards with just the pop of color from the skis and sled. Well done! :0)

Shirley said...

Totally too cute for words and so beautiful too! Both cards are outstanding with those skis and the sled! What great die cuts and perfect against your great embossed snowflake BGs.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Julia, these are cards that just make me swoon and these are those! I've pinned them because I adore how you embossed the snowflake die over the stitched die! So simple, yet so genius, and I already have those things, so I can do this! The incredible skis and sled, however, nope, don't have that set. Aacckk! THIS is why my NBUS Mountain is ridiculously HIGH!!

Thank you for joining in my challenge and spreading the word to your readers! I very much appreciate your support! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

These are amazing, I love the BG embossing, it goes perfectly with the images and the inspiration

Karen Hasheck said...

What a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have a whole pile of NBUS too and so I joined this fun challenge. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

KayM said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous card! I didn't buy this set when it came out, but I'm adding it to my wish list after seeing your card!! Thank so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)