Sunday, August 19, 2007

Perfect Presentation & Polar Bears

I'm still on my Christmas card kick, I think I'll be done soon! The ink I've been waiting on for my Photo Printer arrived so I need to go back to work on Melissa's Wedding Album very soon. Like tomorrow morning!

My first and second card are made using the images from Stampin' Up!s Perfect presentation Hostess Set. My card stock colors are Ballet Blue, Real Red and White. I used the Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing folder on the first card because I don't have the Snowflake embossing folder yet. The Bookplate is a Sizzix Die and the Merry Christmas sentiment is from a MSE clear set.

I used the same images on this card as the first but my friend Diana in Wisconsin sent me a couple Cuttlebugged Snowflake panels. Cool! My cards are an A6 size so the panel is a little small so I adapted it to suit my needs and added a strip of wide gingham ribon to that panel.

Before I put it all together I thought the Holiday Print background stamp (retired SU) might be nice on the Ballet Blue card body. I think I like this card better than the first, what do you think?

With the last card today I feel like I've got it! I like this one the best so far. I used Diana's Bashful Blue Cuttlebugged panel, added a white piece to it that I stamped with SU Holiday Print background stamp in Brilliant Blue, tied a piece of Brilliant Blue gingham ribbon on it and used one of the images from my retired SU Polar Bears set for the focal point. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and added the black dots with a Stampin' Write marker.

What do you think, number one, two or three - what's your favorite?


Rose Ann said...

All three are great cards...but if I had to choose...I would pick #3 as well. Can't go wrong with any of them, though. Great job!

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Jan

These cards are all very cute!!
There's a surprise for you on my blog! Hope you like it!


Diane said...

Hey Jan,they are all beautiful but I too like the 3rd one best!!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

WOW...these are all great! I gotta say though that #2 and #3 are my faves. Must be the contrasting colors and papers. My sister just bought me this snowflake cuttlebug excited to start using it!! Awesome job on these ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,
I like the 3rd card but they are all cute. I will make the bigger background with the Cuttlebug. I didn't think about it plus I think I just found out you made bigger cards.

Diana from Wisconsin