Saturday, December 01, 2007

More justjohanna Christmas cards.

All the stamps for these cards are by justjohanna. Most of them are not Christmas stamps but I'm getting bored of my Christmas stamps (after making my 100 cards) so I'm using these now and having a blast.
This one is so simple. I made 3 of them, I made a mask for the frame. I made it on very thick vellum and I taped it to the actual stamp with removable tape so I'll be able to use it anytime. It is colored with tombow markers. Because it's stamped on watercolor paper I was able to get the marker color to really move and no streaks or lines in the color. :)
This one is even more simple. I like simple cards as you may know. For this one I stamped the two stamps and embossed them with copper powder. Gold would have been lovely but you may remember Stephen got in my stamp room and dumped my gold all over the place a few weeks ago, so I don't have any gold. *sigh* The copper looks good to me too though. Then I used my scor-pal to emobss the two lines at the bottom.
I will be the very first to admit that I'm not super in love with the Figgy Pudding line by Basic Gray (or Grey, I can never remember) But I bought it anyhow for one reason... you ready... It has my beloved Cool Carribean in it! For CHRISTMAS! If you know me you know I LOVE this color. I have it stock piled in my cabinet. I am even painting my bathroom this color. Ok, back to the card, it's really simple. I've actually made a bunch of cards with this basic design. I really like it. Oh and I stamped the bird and phrase in green. I almost never stamp in any color other than black and brown. I'm feeling all fancy.
This is the same card in different colors.

This is a unique card. The fold part is only 3 inches, but the card is 4 inches so it leaves the inside showing. I put a piece of red on the inside and stamped the greeting so you can see it either way. Then I stamped my three new favorite stamps, the owls! (You knew you'd be seeing them today didn't you?) I didn't color them. I love the look of uncolored images when done just right. I'm not totally sure I'm pulling it off here but it's a start.
Ok, those are the new Christmas cards for today. I'm feeling the crunch so I made them really quick and easy, if you are feeling the crunch too feel free to use these designs. Use them with cute birds if you have them or whatever your favorite stamps are. And don't forget if you think you will go insane if you see another candycane or snowflake just use your favorite little critters and a holiday greeting. It will work I promise. :)


Jen said...

Great cards Erin and I *heart* your nailpolish! It made me smile to see it! :)

Seriously, those owls are adorable!

Emilia said...

these are super!

Heather Grow said...

Great cards today, Erin. Love your tips too.

colleen said...

Erin, I like all of your cards, but that first one is GORGEOUS!!! WOW

'Bella and Gabe said...

Erin, each one of these cards is absolutely lovely! I love the simplicity of them. Actually, simplicity makes the image stand out more prominently and your cards look GREAT!!

~ Jennifer :)

Littlekel90 said...

These are terrific, but the white with gold EP is my fave! They look so elegant. TFS with us!

Tami said...

Oh, Erin, you are a life saver. I am struggling to find the time/energy to do my cards this year. The embossed bird and sentiment is so elegant. I may just have to lift that one. Hugs to you.