Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hi Everyone:  Even during the month of December, we have birthdays.  This weekend, it starts with my granddaughter followed by 3 more during next week.  I thought I would share some of the cards that I have made over the past while for those birthdays.  I still have a couple more to finish up, but they are later in the month and I want to make some Christmas tags to put on the parcels.  So much stamping, so little time!!!

First, though, I want to share my second Christmas stocking that I did this year. 

Now, on to the card.  This one is for my niece whose birthday is Dec 23.  I want to give credit to Lisa Young for this inspiration.  I loved the gentleness of this card and it makes an ideal winter birthday card.

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree (w-115026 $33.95, p 114 IB&C), Forest Friends (w-113748 - $17.95 p 93 IB&C), Word Play (w-120308 - $51.95, c-120651 - $35.95 p 147 IB&C)

Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2-way glue

The hills were created using the masking technique and sponged upwards from the mask using a sponge dabber and Crumb Cake ink.

The trees were placed using the Stamp –a-ma-jig. To make the snow appear to glisten, 2-way glue was applied to the top of the hills and Dazzling Diamonds applied over top the glue.

The Crumb Cake and Whisper White CS were sponged along the outside using Soft Suede ink.

That's my post for today, enjoy your weekend and until next time...


  1. This is a gorgeous scene. Beautiful card.

  2. Beautiful birthday card Karen. The hills look so real and the color combo is perfect! TFS.


  3. Karen, your little winter Birthday card is TERRIFIC!!!! So pretty. Love it. Also love that stocking - alot of work and so beautiful.

  4. This stocking is such a wonderful keepsake and will certainly ne treasured for many years to come...the card is just gorgeous!

  5. Wonderful card but the stocking is absolutely gorgeous. What a keepsake.

  6. Your card is adorable! Fabulous job with the hills. The Dazzling Diamonds are just perfect! And the stocking is so beautiful!

  7. Great job on the stocking! Love the winter themed birthday card!

    Seasons Greetings

  8. Fabulous stocking and beautiful birthday card!! Awesome work, Karen!

  9. Karen your stocking is beautiful! Love your card, and "soft" is the perfect word to discribe it. Great masking job and color adds to the "feel" of the scene. Great Job.
    Not sure about you, but I'm so darn busy this year I'll never catch up!

  10. Another beautiful stocking! Your little deer card is so cute! I love how you masked the hills and the scene you created, stunning!

  11. The stocking is stunning!
    Love the color combo on the card and a great scene you created!


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