Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christmas Cards

As hard as it is to believe the year is 1/2 over and we move into month 7, this is my month to start pulling together elements and papers I have collected since last Christmas for the next seasons greetings.  I am working this year with my gelli pulls and other patterned papers printed out on tissue and mounted on chipboard blocks, then embellishing with other wonderful elements.  I love the soft yet bold statements they are making.
The background is a gelli pull, I then brought in a Christmas Tree photo and layered it onto the paper with photoshop and then did some masking on the photo to feather out most of the background.  Martha Stewart dove and Lori Whitlock bow were the finishing touches.

The cards are 6"X4 1/4" and are the biggest size that will go with a standard 1st class stamp.  I found the envelopes at my local paper distributor on clearance for a song.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  We actually have rain falling with cool breezes, love the break in the heat, it is supposed to be back in the 90s tomorrow, LOL.  Hugs


eiyiyi said...

These are absolutely stunning. I would say more about them but they've left me speechless. Hugs to you, dear friend. Me

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! These are beyond gorgeous! I used to do a Christmas card every week. Missing that. You've inspired me. BTW, LOVE my skulll and fab card. You're the sweetest. Sorry I didn't thank you sooner. Was a busy girl with the Throwdown. Bracing for a hot one today. Stay cool, Chickie. xxD

1CardCreator said...

These are both stunning Sandi! ~Diane