Wednesday, July 27, 2011

LOC Nostalgic Christmas

The theme for my Card Design Class at my LSS is Christmas in August - LOL - too late for July!!   I could not go past the Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz art stamp set

I have created a Tent Card using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Classic Oval Lge to create the opening in the card.  The Reindeer has been stamped with Walnut Stain Distressing Ink and cut out using the Classic Scalloped Ovals Lge Nestibilitie.

I tried to keep it simple and hung the scalloped image using gold thread, running the tape over the thread down the length of the Scalloped Oval to make it more secure.

The flowers are from the Layers of Color Nature Walk art stamp set - a favourite of mine, I love these flowers as poinsettia's, they are so versatile.  I have coloured them with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen, adding some 3D Kindy Glitz for that shimmer that is synonymous with Christmas.

The side view gives you an idea of the Tent card - it is so easy and such an effective card - I know the ladies will LOVE it.

The other card we are creating is a simple one using the Layers of Color Vintage Medallion art stencil

along with the flower from the Nature Walk art stamp set.

The first card is for the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Crazy Challenge - Ribbons
Die Cut Dreams - 4 Legged Animals
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas in July
Pollycraft - Christmas in July
Christmas Inspirations - Anything goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Designed 2 Delight - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die Cut
Class Act Insider - Christmas
Fun with Shapes & More - Christmas in July
Polkadoodle - Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas time
Stampin For The Weekend - anything with four legs
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
Forever Friends - not square
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Creative Belli - 2W - #122 Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - Vintage

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
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  1. This is a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


  2. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.

  3. OM gosh, both these cards are gorgeous! I'm totally inspired now Linda. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

  4. Very cute cards, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!!

  5. Oh Linda... Your card is stunning! I love all the wonderful embellishments that you add! The layout is beautiful! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

  6. You do come up with the nicest projects for your classes. Teaching your ladies different techniques every month is wonderful. Both cards are gorgeous!!!

  7. Wow! Stunning! Love the colors and details! A unique look for Christmas, love it!

  8. Stunning card Linda...I LOVE the reindeer stamp..Loz

  9. Wow gorgeous card Linda!!!! You did an awesome job!!!!!

  10. Beautiful cards, Linda - they are both fabulous, but I actually like the blue on blue the best :-), maybe it's because I love monochrome....

  11. Two stunning cards...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  12. Both cards are absolutely marvellous, Dear! Those details are stunning and the choice of colours is just perfect!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

  13. 2 Beautiful cards. The green card caught my eye from Make It Monday. I love the whole image and the colours and the green is so vibrant. Blue is my favourite colour and so I love the backgound fan with the flower in green. Stunning!

  14. Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges- very interesting card !

  15. Wow, so beautiful. The colors are just amazing.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Such a gorgous card. Love the colours and the reindeer. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Bettina

  17. Wow, both cards are stunning, they will make great class! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion challenge!

  18. This card takes my breath away. I LOVE the image, the colors that you used are perfect. The embellishments stunning and the layout is spot on. Thank you for joining in with Paper Creations Ink challenge - Pat

  19. So beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.


    Denise Esteves

  20. Fantastic card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  21. Hi Linda

    Two gorgeous cards, love the layers on the Christmas card and that gorgeous ribbon.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  22. Beautiful Creation Love your work

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper

    Creations Ink

  23. A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute. …..
    So happy that you have joined us at SFC……

  24. Boths cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  25. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  26. such a lovley card xxx love the reindeer xx thank you for joining in our 'Paws for thought' challenge over at SFTW

    karen xx

  27. Your Layers Of Colors cards are sure gorgeous! Love your eye for color. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge- hope to see you again!.

  28. I just love your Reindeer card. Absolutely Stunning. The colors are superb!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell


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