Sunday, January 18, 2009

Basic Joy

Here are my two cards for Sparkle's Christmas challenge. I didn't have any liquid applique, so there isn't any on my cards. I thought I had some, but wasn't able to find it in my stash of supplies.
I used Basic Grey's Boxer line for my pattern paper. I really liked that it has the Christmas colors, but it wasn't Christmasy paper. If that makes any sense. I also liked the deep blue in the pattern. Different colors than I normally create with. I don't use deep blues often. I embossed both images with embossing powder with added extra diamond dust glitter in it. I like the added bling on the cards from it. I added Silver Bell's Shimmerz to the circles on the blue card. I cut out the word Joy, the stamp is one solid word.
Remember, TAC sets are currently on sale for half off! The sentiment is part of TAC's tag tidbit set.
I realized after I was done, I had just done the tree's sketch a few days earlier! Need to peak at more sketches to break out of the box some! LOL!
Supplies for Tree card: TAC's Joy of Christmas, Tag tidbits, Basic Grey's Boxer, nesties, one inch circle punch, 1.25 inch circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, SU's Night of Navy, Palette Jardin Moss, red ink is from Lautrec Palette four pack from TAC, embossing powder, stickles, Shimmerz, Jolee's snowflake, Martha Stewart's double scallop punch.


Sparkle said...

These are darling! I love the Joy!

Danni said...

Love the blue, so pretty! I'm going to have to stop looking at your posts keep using sets I pass up and then I WANT them! LOL!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

Oh I love that you used the Boxer paper for Christmas cards. That is genius - I love the papers in that collection. These are great cards!!!

Tammi said...

Wonderful cards Anna! I'm really liking what your doing with these TAC sets...and your layouts are great! Nice dimension too.

Trudy Osborn said...

WOW! Great use of that set! Awesome cards

Anna Banana said...

These cards are adorable!!
I have the Joy, and it still has not seen kin - maybe I'll give it a go - I have a friend named Joy with a birthday at the end of the month - maybe I can use your card as inspiration...

Oh - and thanks for the comment on my blog - I'd love to chat a little more ... I was a TAC angel 'til October, and that is so funny that you had a lot of banana shirts as a kid :)

Anna Banana

Anonymous said...

Anna these are beautiful and I really like the nesties you've been using.
LOSTie Debbie

Barb said...

These are just beautiful, Anna! Love the rich colors of the paper, and elegance of the stamp set. :)