Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Card Break

I decided to take a little break from making Christmas cards to make these two cards. Personally, I am not tired of making Christmas cards yet, as I still have more new sets I would like to play with. But I needed these cards for my stash anyhow, so here they are.

The first card is for Julee's Mojo65. This is the first time I've tried one of Julee's sketches, and I can see myself playing along more often.

Stamps: Birthday Surprise (Verve Stamps)
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Neenah Solar White, Raspberry Tart (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine, Onyx Black, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Paper Piercer & Template, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon

You may have noticed the new SU paper in my Mojo card, and this next one uses the new SU Sweet Stems set. I was going to try to make an all SU card, but noticed this piece of PaperTrey Ink patterned paper just sitting there...so I used it instead. I'm a discount demo these days, and having an all SU card isn't really something I need, so it's really no big deal to mix things up.

Stamps: Sweet Stems, Short & Sweet
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Neenah Solar White, Men of Life (PTI)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Word Window punch, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon

I hope you're having a good week so far, and thanks so much for your visit!!

21 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, both cards are fabulous! I'm ready for a Christmas card break too...lol
I passed on that new DP when I ordered...wishing I hadn't now :(
Hope you are having a great week!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Rose Ann...the colors and papers are sooo bright and fun and the stamps you used are fabulous!!! I feel the same way about the Christmas cards...I still have a couple of sets that I need to ink up but it sure is nice to take a break!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh darling, I love your paper and colors, super job.

Lorie said...

These are wonderful Rose Ann! Love the color combo...so happy!

~amy~ said...

Rose Ann what refreshing cards! It's like springtime...nice to see during our cold snap that we're experiencing :)

Velta said...

What "fun" cards these are!! So Vibrant and colorful :)

StamperSharon said...

I think I need a Christmas card break, too, Rose Ann! Yours are lovely -- I really like that sweet bird and this bright paper!

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous cards Rose Ann - that second one especially, I just love those flowers and that yummy dp!!! Great non-holiday cards! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Allison said...

Terrific creations...super cute!

Marlou said...

oh wow!! these are both really beautiful Rose Ann :) gorgeous papers and stamps :) x

Laura Roth said...

Beautiful cards! I love the second one...the background paper works perfectly with your image!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh these are both so beautiful, Rose Ann! That paper is lovely, isn't it? I haven't bought it...yet! Have a great day!

ChristineCreations said...

Love love love the color! And that paper...I am patiently waiting for it Rose Ann...what gorgeous inspiration!

Bethany Paull said...

What fun colors together! I like the PTI paper mixed in. So pretty.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm loving the color palette you chose for these charming cards Rose Ann!! And those papers are so fun!! Beautiful cards!! B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!

Diane said...

Cute cards Rose Ann,love the colors and your dp is yummy!

Lauren said...

These cards are gorgeous Rose Ann. I don't think I'm sick of making Christmas stuff - just overall burnt out I think...hehe. I love the colors.

Donna said...

cute cards! love the sketch & colors!

kathleenh said...

Both of these cards are so pretty RoseAnn! Great colors.

Deborah said...

Nice change for sure! I think we are all getting there or are there with the Christmas cards! I do love them though as you mentioned too! Love this color combo and the fab DP! Holiday hugs, Deb

Leslie Miller said...

So pretty, sweet and fresh! Love the colors and papers on both cards. I'm ready to do something besides Christmas cards, but I stamped Christmas cards today and I totally enjoyed it. Heck, I just love to stamp -- anything!