December 4, 2012

Rejoice Christmas Cards

As I write this post, I realize I need to get it in gear! I have a few more Christmas cards to make and today is going to be the day to pump them out! I will be leaving for Cleveland soon and I won't be able to make them while I am gone. For starters though, here are two cards that I have completed using the Rejoice collection by Bo Bunny. It is a very traditional, but as always gorgeous, Christmas collection of papers & products. To create this first card I used some scraps from another project I created. I Distress ink to the edges of the papers & then layered them. The stamped image was stamped and then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. The flower is one of the new Blossoms, however I removed the original flower center because I felt it was too big for a card, and I replaced it with a brad. I then added the jewels and gold cord. My final step was to lightly mist the entire card & especially the flower with gold Glimmer Mist.



Supplies: Patterned paper: Holly, Wonder, Stripe/Rejoice; Brad: Rejoice; Stamp: Rejoice
Jewels: Rejoice; Blossoms: Wildberry Zinnia; 
Cardstock: Double Dot in Almond Dot; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Walnut and Barn Door; Spray Mist: Tattered Angels in Gold; Punch: EK Success

My next card was again created using scraps. The large cream cardstock piece was wiped through & smooshed into the left over Glimmer mist from my first card that was still on my crafting mat. You can't really see the effect in the photos, but in person it shines through quite nicely! I then took a small paper doily and inked it with my Distress inks. I then lightly misted it with water & wrinkled & folded it to create a slightly smaller, but more dimensional, doily. I adhered this on top of a piece of the new Bo Bunny Lace, which I think is just gorgeous!!! Next, I layered the chipboard stickers and other pieces. Both stickers were placed on scrap chipboard and then trimmed around. I do this all the time because I like the added dimension. I then finished the card with some jewels & a few spritzes of gold Glimmer Mist!



Supplies: Patterned Paper: Holly, Wonder/ Rejoice; Jewels: Rejoice; Lace: Wildberry; 
Chipboard: 12 x 12 Rejoice; Stickers: Rejoice Combo Sticker; Cardstock: Double Dot in Almond Dot; Doily: Wilton; Ink: Distress Ink In Vintage Photo and Walnut; Decorative Scissors: Fiskars

So, who has all of their Christmas cards completed?! Not me!!! So I better get a move on!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAY HUGS!!!
juliana

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

7 comments:

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! These are GORGEOUS Juliana!!! I loveeeeeeeee the nativity scene!!!! And LOVING the flower on the first one!!

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  2. oh gosh these are just beautiful!!!

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  3. Very beautiful! I can see you are getting into the Christmas spirit!!

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  4. Such gorgeous cards, Juliana!! You used this collection so beautifully here!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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JULIANA