Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July!

I've been wanting to make a card to link up to the Happy Little Stampers challenges going on right now. July kicked off the start of their Christmas challenge

and their CAS challenge,

so today's cards meets both of their requirements.

Very unconventional Christmas colors, wouldn't you say?
I started with a white cardstock panel cut from MFT's Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and stamped the flower burst image using a very old stamp set that I purchased at a craft store. Sorry, I can't even tell you the name of it because the packaging has been long gone. I then stamped my tree images using Stampin' Ups Festival Of Trees, in the same colors as my flower bursts and fussy cut them. I placed them over the flower bursts, alternating the colors. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and I cut it into a fishtail banner and mounted it to the card and finished it off with a button.
An unconventional Christmas card made with the colors of July!

My next card was made using the same style and colors and was actually the first card I made. I had so much fun with the colors and design, that I wanted to make a Christmas card using the same style.

I used PTI's Summer Sweetness and inked the stamps using the Rock & Roll method.

I'm also entering one or more of these cards into the following challenges
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Monday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love those fresh, soft colours Brigit, especially on the Christmas card, so unexpected! Thank you for sharing at Happy Little Stampers CAS! Hazel xx

Marcia Hill said...

Love, LOVE the soft colors of both your cards Birgit! The Christmas card with those colors is so out of the box and just perfect! Great job on both of them!! :0)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO darling, Birgit. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us again this week. It's always a special treat to have you play along.
God bless your week!
Word Art Wednesday

Loll said...

Adorable!! Love these bright and fresh summery colours Birgit! Those popsicles look so yummy!! :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Anonymous said...

Awesome work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Natalie said...

Fun colors! Super sweet cards. Thanks for sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Great cards and I love the unique trees! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge! Cheers Nicole

Sue said...

Love your fresh zingy colours and beautiful stamping. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Kylie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your christmas trees in those pretty colours!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx