Tuesday, November 22, 2011

St. Luke's Charity Challenge

I've made several Christmas cards this week, and the challenge at St. Luke's Charity Challenge this month is to create a Christmas card.  This first card also meets the qualifications for the Less is More challenge this week.  Here's my two cards:

I created both cards on my new Cameo (I'm loving all the fabulous things I can do with it!).  I used a cutting file (the mother reading to the child) for this first card. I filled the image with black.  I added a tree (also a cutting file and colored it black.  I added the star (also a cutting pattern) and filled it with gold.  The sentiment was also added to the image through the Silhouette program.  Then, once I had everything where I wanted it, I just printed it on my ink jet printer and cut to fit the card front.  It's difficult to see here, but the image is backed with some gold textured foil paper and then a layer of black.  I added some 3 dimensional dots with Liquid Pearls and then dotted them with some glitter.  I also added glitter to the star. I actually love how this turned out and next time I try it, it'll be much easier!


The second card was also created with the Cameo.  I cut the tree from green card stock, then cut the shadow from some white card stock.  I used a star punch to add a gold textured foil star to the top of the tree.  The red dots are Liquid Pearls and then I added a touch of glitter to the tree.  The sentiment is from Flourishes and was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


I layered the tree on the same green as the tree and then on the gold textured foil paper.  Tied a red ribbon around the bottom...and another card is finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are always appreciated! Until next time....

♥ Hugs! ♥



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31 comments:

jimlynn said...

BOTH are wonderful! LOVE that first one with just the right touch of color. And, the second one is so bright and fun looking! Great cards.
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Wow! You are sure having lots of fun with this! You're going to get me wanting one. Payback! What kind of printer do you have. Mine is sorry.

Bonnie said...

Wow! You are sure having lots of fun with this! You're going to get me wanting one. Payback! What kind of printer do you have. Mine is sorry.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are stunning,just beautiful,detail hugs cherylxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Twoo lovely card and so different..love the touch of red on your silhouette card...
Thank you for joining in our challenge over at the St Lukes.

Anne

Suze Bain said...

Super cards. The silhouette one is stunning. x

Anna C said...

They are both gorgeous cards, but that first one is fabulous! Such a wonderful card!

khushifairy said...

Susan, i think the 2nd card would look more beautiful if you had tied a bow with red ribbon.
Gifts to pakistan

Craftilicious said...

Glad to see you've found some time for a little crafty you-time this week :-D These cards are stunning - I love the detail on the silhoutte one and the cut out tree is just so elegant.
Thanks for playing in our challenge again.
Tara x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Judy1223 said...

Oh my heavens...I ADORE that silhouette card! Beautiful!! The tree card is also sweet but that silhouette caught my attention straight off...LOVE it!

Meggymay said...

Wow, they are both beautiful, the silhouette is is awesome.
Yvonne.

cnelson said...

These could not be more GORGEOUS! LOVE!!

Sandra said...

Hi, Wow two beautiful creations absolutely fabulous:) Sandra H

Vicky Hayes said...

What lovely cards Susan - especially the first, which reminds me of some very happy moments reading to my children!

Valerie said...

Fab cards Susan these machines are amazing aren't they? I love all the detail on the silhouette card and the fabulous shape on the tree.
Val x

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, simple LIM card - great idea x

kingstonmama said...

Two beautiful cards. Love that silhouette!

Thanks for your tips about using Distress inks, Susan. The wise men stamp I used on my Silhouette card is Stampendous Traveling Far.

Ann Y.

Chrissie said...

Two beautiful cards Susan, it looks like you're having fun. The outline of the first is very intricate, both are lovely!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Two fabulous cards

Kathyk

Aline said...

Two beautiful cards, what a great job... :D

Julie said...

Both are fabulous but I do love the silhouettes!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful image for your LIM card, I love the vintage feel Susan and another gorgeous tree on your St Lukes card, lovely stuff, Gay xxx

Aileen said...

Beautiful cards, I really like the first. Such a pleasant scene. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Wow!!!! stunning cards ...v.ery nice....thanks for your comments on my blog....the Peace stamp is one Stamp and the camel anther all from Clarity Stamps Barbara Gray...
Hugs sylvie
xxxxx

Jenny said...

Now these are two fabulous cards Susan, I love the traditional Christmas scene in silhouette and the pop of colour on the tree :)
Fab swirly pattern on the second card!

The Country Landscape Die you asked about is by Memory Box....Simon Says Stamp stock them :)

Jenny x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful cards Susan - the silhouette scene is wonderful and I love the touch of red and gold.
Sylvia x

Karen said...

Both are lovely. But that first one is gorgeous, so elegant, love it Karen x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 Fabulous cards. I really love how you combined those silhouette images to make a Christmas scene.
Caroline xxx

Mandi said...

Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
mandi
Diva LIM

Faith A said...

Susan these are just gorgeous, love the sillouette cut.

Debgem said...

Susan - fabulous cards and both so different. I love the vintage elegance to the silhouette Christmas card, and the fun and funky Christmas tree. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!!

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