Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Card Swap

Hey there! Sorry I haven't been a very good blogger lately, still workin crazy hours but I promise I will have a bunch of scrappy goodness goin on soon!

Sooo, I wanted to share a peek at the cards I made for my Red Lead Holiday Card Swap. We had to create 3 cards to send in, and then you'll receive some back. How much fun is that? I love getting Christmas cards in the mail, but receiving hand made artsy ones is even better! You have to join through Red Leads Yahoo Group, which I've never done before, but since then I've already joined some other ones because I think it's just too fun!

So about these cards.... You had to use one of Red Leads new Christmas stamps, & being a java junky I chose this one, it's just too perfect. I am also crazy lately about the vintage type of  font like the one Merry Christmas is in, so I wanted to make it stand out by heat embossing it in an old pewter type powder (with a little silvery glitter added in of course). I tried to capture that in the second shot, but Im not sure if you can tell or not... Here's some of the other ingreds. that were used:
-Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding & Silver Tinsel- Stampin UP
-Christmas Pattern Paper- Making Memories & Basic Grey
-Distress Inks, Tiny Attacher, Blending Tool- Tim Holtz & Ranger
-Green Tulle used for ruffle- Michaels
-Crackle Stamp on the edge of tag- Tattered Angels
-Glitter- Martha Stewart

Im not usually a card-type-a-girl, but I must say I had fun making these. I hope they like them! Have an amazing Friday!


Linda said...

Your card is gorgeous...I love the vintage feel to it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!! I've yet to join in the swap ... guess I should go read to see if I can still do so. (lol)

OhSuz said...

Lovely card~nice colors & embellishment; very pretty! Suzie

2amscrapper said...

You've made a great card with that Red Lead stamp--love the layering. I looked at that stamp in the store--should have bought it!!! Lovely blog, too! Your Swap Sister, Helene aka 2amscrapper

Monica said...

The cards are fabulous!!! Love them!!!