Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pure JOY

Hello again!

Ever make, oh say about 45 hand made Christmas cards and then realize, hmmmm do I have one for my Hubby?  Geesh!

This card is for my wonderful Husband and will be entered into the Challenges at Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Simon Says Monday, Let There Be Snow.

I used the sweet little Red Cardinal bird stamps from Avocado Stamps, Winter Fun.  I say Red Cardinals because they are my most favorite!  Images colored with Copic Markers.  I sponged my background creating a dusky sky.  Kept my snow line and then added some beautiful Birch trees using the Memory Box  Birch Trio die.  I sprayed them with a Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine, kind of love how they came out! 

Added glittery and falling snow.  The JOY is by Sizzix, Holiday Words Script die.  Button and Gold Twine for accents.  Designer and Glitter Papers from my stash.
I also made QUICK and EASY Clean And Simple cards.  Six of them.
Super easy!  I sprayed my Kraft card stock with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and then splattered White Craft Paint all over.  It's a shimmery snowfall.  I hand cut 18 triangles from 3 different Papers/Card Stock and scored down the middle.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for texture.

Sentiment from Gina K Designs, Peace And Joy stamped in Black Licorice ink.
Quick. Easy. Complete.  If you look closely at the back left one, you'll notice that there is a blizzard happening!  Someone was a little heavy handed with the snow!  lol
Merry Merry!


  1. I love the way the birch trees came out too. Another fab idea. those red cardinals are too sweet and I love that you added the JOY. Great idea for CAS cards. Always need those, and I am so proud of you for leaving them CAS.

  2. Love all the textures and sprays. The trees really pop and love the pop of red.

  3. Your birch trees look awesome! Great idea to use the spray! Love both cards.

  4. Hello my dear. What a wonderful card for hubby love thosr trees! The other cards are fabulous too well done ! Christmas ,Christmas!

  5. What a perfect outdoorsy card for your hubby. What's not to love with those birch trees, snow and cardinals?!?!? I love the second card too.

  6. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one. Love the trees and those pretty birds. The green is stunning. I've never made a Christmas card for hubby. lol Never even thought about it. Too busy making cards for us to send to everyone else.

  7. Beautiful card for hubby. The best is always left for last right? ;) Love the CAS cards and that they're quick and easy!

  8. Love your card for your hubby, the trees look fantastic! Such a clever idea on the Christmas tree cards, ideal for batch making...perfect!

  9. It looks like I have missed a few of your posts. Love the cardinals playing in the snow and how clever those little trees are.

  10. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

  11. Beautiful have been busy, these my friend!

  12. Lovely cards, the trees are wonderful in both of the card designs. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra