Monday, December 5, 2016

Beautiful Christmas Wreath Cards with digi stamps

(ETA: I was so flattered to see my card featured at the Power Poppy blog's Holiday on Parade post! Thank you so much!)

Hello and I hope your week is off to a good start.  The forecast called for snow last night, but I woke up this morning to just a little rain, so I think that is a blessing for a Monday morning.  I am not nearly ready for Christmas, but there is still a lot of time.

I don't know if you saw my last post, but you may have seen a hint in one of the photos that I had colored up more images, too!  Well, I am sharing two more cards today.

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I colored both digi images with alcohol markers.  My marker collection is growing, but I still have a limited range of colors. I like these small images because just one lighter and one darker color is quite enough to get some pretty shading.  



Again, my paper pad is one of my oldest and most favorite Christmas ones!  I only have a few sheets left.  I have other Christmas paper pads, but none seem as versatile as this one.  I think what I like about this one is that it has so many tiny prints that go with everything.


With CAS cards, I did want to pop up the focal images to create more dimension.


Supplies: Power Poppy Felt Boxwood and Cranberry, Succulents and Baubles Digi stamps, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, My Mind's Eye Christmas Wish 6x6 Paper pad, Sakura Stardust Gel pen, Spellbinders circle dies, MFT Die Namics pierced square dies,  embellishments from my stash.

I added some glittler pen to the highlights in the ornaments.  I do really love how Marcella added that detail so it is easy to color.

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!
ModSquad Challenge Blog - Holiday Dimension

Thanks for coming by! I really need to start writing out and addressing some of these Christmas cards and getting them out the door!  How about you?

15 comments:

  1. Wow what gorgeous coloring and designs Heidi.

    Hugs diane

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  2. I saw your link on the Mod Squad Blog and wanted to stop by and say what a beautiful card you linked up! Both of these are so lovely!

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  3. hello! so pretty, your coloring is amazing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  4. Beautiful wreaths, and you have chosen the perfect patterned papers on which to mount them.

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  5. P.S. Thanks for enabling me with your gorgeous creations!

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  6. Oh, sweet Heidi! WOW! You have really colored these wreaths so beautifully and made stunning cards with them! I love each layout and the designer paper you've used, and I love them so much! You have really ramped up with these beauties, sweet friend! I am so proud of you! Hugs and love! xoxo

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  7. Wow, your colouring is so awesome. I love the plaid, it's so pretty.

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  8. Oooh Heidi, these two cards are truly wonderful you really do have an eye for colour and for design, well done you!!
    BTW you could scan the last few favourite pages of that pad and make digital paper out of it, that's what I do and it works a treat 😄.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  9. Your coloring REALLY makes these images POP so beautifully!! Love the color choices and your designs are just stunning!! Thanks for sharing! :) HUGS

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  10. Your cards and your colouring are absolutely beuatiful, wreaths are one of my favourites for Christmas designs!

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  11. I love them both, they are gorgeous, and I love that these can be used of more than just Christmas, great embellishing on the first one too!

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  12. I think the square wreath is really neat because you don't see many square ones. However, I really, really, REALLY like the colors in the second card.

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