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Christmas Showcase

>> Thursday, December 10, 2009

Posted by Jessica G.

Need some last minute inspiration for Christmas cards? I've used a few great images in different ways to showcase their versatility. Here are a few of my favorite DRS Designs holiday cards for this mailing season:


Stamps by DRS Designs: Santa Handmade for Christmas F133, Four Stages of Christmas G129, Easy Dot Background H628. Cardstock: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Real Red, GP110 whit, Doodlebug glitter white. Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Old Olive. Accessories: gingham ribbon, Martha Stewart snowflake punches, Circle and rectangle Nestabilities, white flocking.

This Santa image is actually a portion of a 'Handmade by' stamp, masked off to showcase the jolly old fellow. I added flocking to make his beard and hat trim touchably soft:




The next card's focal point is a combination of a mailing label (trees) and sentiment:

Stamps by DRS Designs: Winter Trees Address Label Frame H106, Serve our country at Christmas D530. Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, GP110 white, Doodlebug glitter. Ink: Always Artichoke, Night of Navy. Accessories: Stardust glitter pen, red dotted organdy, circle and rectangle Nestabilites.

For this sweet Christmas mouse, I used the Large Open Plaid on a diagonal for a candy cane effect:

Stamps by DRS Designs: Candy Cane Christmas Critter E134, Holly Giga Circle L120, Merry Christmas Arc E102, Large Original Plaid P641. Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Real Red, GP110 white. Ink: Memento, Copics, Real Red, Certainly Celery. Accessories: Giga circle punch, SU scallop border punch, red glitter pen.

Happy Holidays!!

8 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Look at all these gorgeous cards Jess!! I love all your designs and colors. That peppermint paper with the mouse is gorgeous!! Cute santa too! They are all pretty holiday cards!! Great job!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great designs, Jess! LOVE the colors on the first one!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great cards - tfs

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are all terrific, Jessica! Love all the fuzzy fur on Santa and the sparkle around the trees. Great looking candy cane bg for your cute little critter.

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome Christmas Showcase! I love the thought you put in to using the stamps in a different way!

Debbie Seyer said...

Love all these cards! Fantastic! That plaid used as a candy cane is awesome!

Sue said...

Wow! Such an impressive display of Christmas cheer! No one's going to ask for a favorite are they?? WTG!

Marisa said...

Love every single card you have showcased toady.

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