Saturday, December 27, 2014

better late than never...?

so today i'm sharing a bunch of Christmas cards i made this year for super special and lovely friends!
i know it's after Christmas, but, perhaps like you, i was just caught up in the festive and fun of the holiday season! so i'm just getting around to sharing them! :)

first up, a card using some Lawn Fawn stamp sets! :)

i stamped the ornaments and string from the Joy to the Woods stamp set. then i used some distress markers to add watercolor to them! i actually used a lot of shading (hard to see!) and then added glossy accents, because, well...ornaments! lol!

the sentiment was heat embossed in red onto some vellum, and then layered onto a subtle polka dotted banner! :)

ok, next is another Lawn Fawn card:

i used some non-christmas sets to make this one!
i LOVE how it turned out! 
the camper, car and tree are from Happy Trails of course!  i colored all of the images with copics and then popped up the images with some foam tape. clearly i stuck with the traditional, festive colors! 

the postcard from You've Got Mail was stamped onto some vellum, and then adhered to the card base! 
oh! and the card base has some falling snow on it! i used translucent embossing paste and mixed it with perfect pearls to create my own "pearlescent" embossing paste! LOVE it!

ok, onto another card! this one uses Paper Smooches:

i stamped and colored the Santa image with copics from Santa Paws, then set it aside...
then i drew a 'loose' beard shape onto some white cardstock and then stamped the snowflakes from Gently Seasoned to fill in that beard shape! you can't tell, but i also went over each snowflake with some wink of stella! :)

on top of that i stitched on a layer of vellum and then heat embossed the sentiment in red. then i added the santa face onto of the vellum with some foam tape! LOVE how this turned out! :)

(almost done, are you still with me?! lol!)
ok, this card is a Mama Elephant card...and it has a sad story as it never made it to the recipient...instead the big, bad, mean USPS destroyed and lost it...*tears!!* sigh.

i used the panda's from Pandamonium, and i LOVE them! i added some color with copics and then combined with some of the accessories from Cozy Christmas! i really tried to make it look like the pandas were being sneaky the cookies from santa, and giving them to 'you'! :) ha ha!

on the card base, i used a chevron mask and then some washi tape to make a Christmas tree shape with the embossing paste! a few silver sequins, and it was done! 
...and then lost forever...

ok, my next two cards are based on the popular 'ornament' look! 
this one was created using from Neat and Tangled stamps

i die cut a circle shape and then stamped the world map from Origami Map (swoon - LOVE it!) and then colored the images with festive copic colors! :) i also added some grey shading to the sides of the circle to make it look rounded!

i heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. the sentiment is from Winter Wishes and i LOVE it! :) i also added some snow with white embossing paste and a stencil! 

lastly, i have a set of cards created with Create a Smile stamps! :)

i lightly drew a circle with pencil and then stamped  the small 'bubbles' from Comfy to fill in the ornament shape! :) i LOVE it!

then i sprayed some pink mist onto a scrap piece of clear packaging and smooshed it over the bubbles to create the water color look! i really like that messy look!! :) the sentiments were also heat embossed in the Liquid Platinum, and they're from the Smiling Snowflakes stamp set! :)

ok, you did it! that's the end of the post!
thanks for stopping by, and i hope it wasn't too labor intensive! 



  1. Oh my goodness! These are all amazing!!! Love the Santa beard especially!

  2. These cards though!!!! WOW!!! LOVE all of them!! ;)

  3. Super duper cuuuuuuuute!!!! Love all your adorable cards.

  4. What an amazing collection of cute cards :D !

  5. Wooooow! Wow! Stunning X-mas cards ... love 'em all!!
    Always like your designs!!! I'm sure these cards will made lots of people happy!!! Happy holidays!!!

  6. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOODNESS! Samantha! These cards are AMAZING! I just love love love my Santa with the snowflake beard! I LOVE that card so much--- I literally looked at it for five minutes before Trav made me put it on the tree! LOVE it!

    And I LOVE that first card with the watercolored ornaments--- WOW!

    I love the world ornament too! OH MY! I just love all of these cards:)

    THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving love--- your love, support, and comments mean so much to me <3 HUGS!

  7. I am in love! Samantha, each card was better than the one before and I loved them all equally! You have such incredible talent as a card artist!! I'm bookmarking this whole post! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

  8. WOW! All of your cards are absolutely amazing! So happy you shared them with us! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year's!

  9. Shut the front door! These are all so amazing!!! My jaw hit the floor when I saw that Santa/snowflake beard card. You have amazing creativity, Sam! And I'm SO sad about that panda card. I would've loved to hold one of your masterpieces in my hands. :( Maybe someday, just someday if USPS would do their job. :P Thank you for thinking of me!! <3


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