Thursday 26 December 2019

Simple Christmas

Hello and Welcome.
I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas yesterday.  It comes and goes so quickly.
We celebrated with a big turkey dinner, our 2 boys and friends.  It was really special.

This was a quick and simple card as I needed just a few more to send out.
So here's what I did.
I began by placing my heavy white cardstock into my Misti.  I inked up the Polka Dot Grunge with some Bundled Sage Distress ink and stamped onto my card front.  I have found this stamp to be so useful for creating a quick and simple background.
Next, I stamped the trees, extending them just past the circle for interest.  
I stamped the sentiment, then added the doodled line to pull it all together and the 3 small buttons under the sentiment.
I mounted it onto a piece of co-ordinating green cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Here are 2 more card I created using that same bkg stamp.
These Tim Holtz stamps fit perfectly inside the circle.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Sentiment (Right at Home); Forest (Mark's Finest-no longer in business); 
Polka Dot Grunge (Picket Fence); Christmas (TH)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress ink (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); green cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black buttons; fine line marker


Susan said...

Three great cards with the polka dot background! Love the way the images work with it and your hand-done doodling on the first one (it's my favourite of the three - the trees look great extending outside the circle).

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card designs and all so beautiful with those wonderful images.

Christine M said...

These are just beautiful Karen, I so love your work and these are really special. Totally agree that the Polka Dot stamp makes such a wonderful background ... TFS and all good wishes for 2020 x

Bonnie said...

Simple but oh so nice, Karen! Glad you had a great Christmas!

Pat said...

Beautifully done with some wonderful doodling Karen and love the images you used, and that dotty stamp is so usable and pretty for a perfect background in different colours. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What an incredibly versatile stamp Karen, and I love how you have used it on these cards - the doodled line is a wonderful accent

Christine Alexander said...

Love that background stamp Karen, it"s so versatile :)

Lori m said...

Stunning cards, each one is beautiful, hugs, Lori m

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are fabulous! I love that polka dot stamp for the background, it looks like patterned paper.

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you enjoyed Christmas Karen and what new wonderful memories you must have made x. Such contemporary and striking CAS cards and thank you for the inspiration x.
Here's to a healthy, happy and crafty 2020....x

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Love your Polka Dot Grunge background stamp and doodling for your stamped silhouette images, Karen. Perfect for QCAS cards, which we all seem to need just before the holidays...especially when getting cards from those that we did not expect to send us!

I am going to see if the stamp is still available, but if not..maybe can come up with something just as easy:-) We just got home a couple hours ago from our 8 day trailer camping/hiking trip up the Oregon coast. We had an awesome time with 4 beautiful hikes and lots of resting and reading, etc. Happy New Year my friend and so happy your Christmas was special too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Teri S. said...

I really like the simplicity of these cards Karen. I don't know what happened but I lost your posts for quite awhile, but now you are back & I am overjoyed. Wishing you a healthy & joy filled New Year Karen!