Even though the coaster gift set took up most of my day I managed to make two cards today for some challenges. This first one is using the sketch challenge at Crafty Ho's, Santa cake inspiration at Cupcake Inspirations, and to hand cut an image for Paper Sundaes. I used a pre-made 5 1/2"x4 1/4" card from DCWV. I stamped my Santa image on white paper and embossed it with some silver embossing powder and then cut around the image. I cut some red paper at 2 1/2"x2 3/4," and some green paper at 2 3/4"x3." I then embossed both papers with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I layered them all together and adhered them on the card. I cut a strip of green paper at 1 1/4"x4 1/4" and also embossed it with D'vine Swirls. I adhered a piece of red ribbon in the middle of the green strip and embellished it with some holly buttons and red gems.
This second card was made using the sketch from Sunday's 365 Cards challenge. I also used the gingerbread man from Just Because Cards for BBTB2's challenge and embellished it for Tuesday Morning Sketches.
The card base is 4 1/2"x6 1/4," using a patterned red cardstock. I cut a strip of white paper and a strip of green paper at 2 1/4"x6 1/4." I then embossed the green paper with the Polka Dots embossing folder and cut the edge of the white paper with scalloped paper edgers. I adhered them to the card so you could see only the edge of the white paper from under the green. I wrapped some white and silver ribbon around the card. The gingerbread man was cut at 4" (real dial size used) out of brown cardstock. I then decorated him with some rick-rack "icing" on his arms and legs, some buttons for, well, buttons; and some flat-backed pearls for eyes and mouth. I then edged him in cinnamon Stickles and used some foam tape to mount him.
Both cards are pretty simple, but I am quite pleased with the results of both of them. I hope you enjoy!