Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas and a Wedding in July!

Today I was in a Christmas mood and added a wedding card at the request of a co-worker. Not sure she'll like this one but with no inspiration, I really get stuck! So I made this one just to show her something and then maybe she can give me some idea of what else she'd like! ;) The first card is using stamps from the "Tropical Christmas" set from Close to My Heart and "Sunny Season's Greetings" set from SU! on the inside. Card base is SU! Kraft, embossed layer is Bermuda Bay, and the image/sentiment are matted with Pink Passion. Image is colored with Copics.

 Challenges I was inspired by for the card above include:
1.2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
2. Crafty Creations Challenges - Free for All
3. Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
4. Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas in July
5. Drunken Stampers - Christmas card but with a summer/sun/tropical twist
6. Frosted Designs - stamping challenge
7. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - photo inspiration
8. little red wagon - Christmas in July
9. Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
10. The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
11. The Pink Elephant - Christmas in July
12. Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
13. Tuesday Throwdown - Hot Colors

Next up is the wedding card...I used SU! "Elegant Soiree" DSP, Baja Breeze, and Soft Suede (paper and ink). The butterflies are a SU! Embosslit "Beautiful Wings" and the embossing folder is also SU! (forgot the name but it matches the DSP). The front sentiment is from "Baroque Motifs". For rather "simple" card, it took me forever to put together (I cut 3 different patterned papers before I found one I liked!).

Here's a few challenge inspiration for this one (maybe that's why it was sooooo hard to put together!):
1. Party Time Tuesday - Lets get Punchy: used the die for the butterflies and a border punch on the inside
2. TotallyPaperCrafts - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!


Imke said...

Wow, these colors rocks !!!

Laine said...

Lots of lovely layers and detail. Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts.

craftyeyes said...

fab christmas card thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck :) Tracy


Love the flamigo card and the non-traditional Christmas color choice. Looks like you win the competition and get to make our Christmas cards this year! YAY!

The wedding card is gorgeous especially with the emobssing (SU! Elegant Lines). I'm anxious to hear how she likes it.

I had the same problem with my purple-green-orange mermaid card last week. I pulled (and cut) 3 different shades of each to get it right. Not my fault though (ha!) it's just hard colors to combine...

Till later, Love, SAM aka MOM

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous thanx for joining us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck..

Caz CS DT said...

Great Christmas card, cute image. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Hugs, Jill x

Melissa said...

Two fabulous cards, the butterfly pattern is really pretty.

Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!
~Melissa, PTT DT

Sazzle said...

Kim this is a fab interpretation of our photo inspiration and such a different Xmas card as well :-)

Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy for our photo inspiration challenge and good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous cards .. love that flamingo
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Gemma said...

beautiful creations! Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments! Gemma :)

Davi said...

Both cards are beautiful but I especially the second brown one! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!!

Lionelsa said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards...Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are beautiful! A flamingo card just seems like the right kind of Christmas card to make this time of year. :P Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Ellen said...

So funny this tropical Xmas-card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Sharon said...

Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week. Your card is very unique. Love the colours. Good luck.

Lydia said...

Love the non-traditional colour combo! Super cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Donna said...

Great cards!
Thanks for playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at Drunken stampers this week!

Stephanie said...

love the bright colors! This is a beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Drunken Stampers!

safdar ali said...

These are so beautiful cards. Nice design with perfect color. Have you work ever for the Plastic Cards Printing company as a designer?