Friday, December 20, 2019

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I've been busy wrapping things up for Christmas before our son and daughter in-love arrive from California.  We haven't spent Christmas with them in five years.  I am so excited for them to come this Sunday!  I've got a couple of last minute Christmas cards I've made and then I'll be taking a bit of a blogging break until after the holiday.
I purchased these Christmas Carol background stamps from Marianne Designs late last year and never had a chance to use them.  I was so happy to ink them up this year for the first time.  

I stamped the sentiment in black and then masked off a rectangle and added some distress ink.  I then stamped over the sentiment again using my MISTI and Versamark Ink and embossed it using clear embossing powder. 

 I added some die cut snowflakes and my favorite Marianne Designs Deer.

My next card was inspired by the beautiful blues at  the Inspired By Challenge:  Painted Pinecones.

I used another fun Christmas Carol stamp and added distress ink and embossed it in the same way as the first card.  The village dies are from Joy Crafts.

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Anything Christmas
Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~ Last Minute Madness

I hope you have a Christmas filled with many blessings.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Elton said...

That little deer with the rosy cheeks is darling! I like the Santa scene too. Wonderful cards Birgit. But what warms my heart the most is that you get to spend Christmas with your son and DIL again!

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards, birgit! I always love blue and silver. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart again, Jo x

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful sentiment stamps on both cards! I adore that sweet little doe with their blushing cute! Merry Merry! xo~

I Card Everyone said...

I am so happy you'll have the kids for Christmas, Birgit! Enjoy every second of your time together... in the meantime, thank you so much for playing cards with us at IB - your carol-in-blue is just perfection!! I LOVE these lyric stamps!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card designs and I love the nice big sentiments. That deer on the first one is so darling.

Conniecrafter said...

These are so sweet, I just love the little deer, with the rosy cheeks, Love the sentiment especially with the houses in the second card, pretty sparkle border!

Janice said...

Fabulous cards Birgit, love the sentiment stamps!
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas with your family.

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards Birgit and I'm loving those sentiment stamps and think I might need to check those out...what perfect backgrounds for your cards!! And that deer just melts my heart...can totally see why you love it so! Merry Christmas my friend! Hugs. :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two wonderful cards, Birgit! Just love how you used those sentiment stamps - such great designs!! Happy holidays!!

Carol L said...

What sweet cards you've made with that inspiration photo and colors! I'm sure you're enjoying your Christmas season with your family, so I will extend a happy new year wish to you in 2020!