Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Card Ideas from Marlene

It's always great fun to swap with my awesome and talented friend Marlene Caravello -- her artwork is always so beautiful and inspiring!  When a box arrives from her it feels like Christmas!  :)   And, indeed, I'm happy today to be able to share some Christmas cards I received from her in one of our more recent swaps. 

Here they are:

For this beauty, Marlene used the Christmas Lodge stamp set (from the Holiday Mini).  After she stamped the images, she embossed the card front using the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (also from the Holiday Mini).  I love how she framed the house image using one of the Designer Frames Textured Embossing Folders.  My camera made the colors a little out of whack (sorry about that!), but I believe that the blue she used is Not Quite Navy.

For the next card, Marlene used the Stocking Builder Punch and the houndstooth designer paper from the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper pack.  She embossed the stocking with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder to coordinate with the paper.  The Garden Green background is also embossed, using the Striped Folder.

And, here's the inside of the card:

And, this last project could be used as a card, ornament, tag, or some combination of the three. Isn't it  great how Marlene used the Designer Label Punch with Brushed Gold card stock to create a buckle for Santa's belt!

Here's the other side:

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!  Thanks for stopping by!

- Michelle

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again my artwork looks fabulous thanks to you, Michelle!!! So glad you liked my artwork! Marlene Caravello